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Service Programs

Alternative Spring Break

Each spring break, students can participate in a cultural immersion and community service program. Past trips include tornado relief work and mentoring at-risk high school students at the David School in Appalachia,  KY, Katrina relief work with National Wildlife Federation and Habitat for Humanity in the New Orleans area, home stays and community service in Belize, tutoring youth on the Navajo Nation, and helping construct traditional stoves in a rural village Cordoba, Mexico.

Contact Spencer Moser to learn more. 

 

Adams Youth Center Program

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College mentors go to a local elementary school in the neighboring town of Adams to provide homework help to the children of the Youth Center, Inc. Mentors then accompany them to the Youth Center to help facilitate snack and games with the youth. This program runs Monday through Friday and transportation is provided!

 

College Cadets

College students mentor local teens from the Youth Center, Inc. in Adams. Teens come to campus and mentors provide fun enrichment activities that encourage them to continue their education and fosters positive development.

 

E3 Program

E3 stand for "Effort, employability and essential skills and knowledge." E3 university is an alternative high school and is run through local Drury High. One day a week, E3 students come to the campus as volunteers support and facilitate hands on skill-building projects.

 

H.A.L.F Times (Health, Athletics, Lifetime Fitness)

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College volunteers engage and educate local 5th - 7th grade youth on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Program partners include Athletics, Health Services, Athletic Training staff and Intramurals. Past sessions include clinics with various sports teams as well as a lesson on healthy eating.

 

 

K.E.E.P (Keeping the Elderly Engaged Program)

College students participate in activities with local seniors through various local organizations and establishments. Projects have included making Valentines day cars for "Be a Sweetie to A Senior" and assisting a local senior-care group with a gift delivery drive around the holidays.

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) in Action

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College mentors help expose local 5th-7th grade youth to the science through educational and engaging activities that encourage them to pursue the STEM disciplines and takes advantage of the state of the art Center for Science and Innovation on the MCLA campus.

 

Student-Teacher In-Class Support (S.T.I.C.S.)

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S.T.I.C.S. is a tutoring program that places MCLA undergraduate students into local elementary school classrooms. Volunteers assist teachers by working with students who need extra help or are behind on school work. In addition to providing a valuable service to students and teachers, volunteers receive hands on experience in a classroom setting. You may especially be interested in this program if you're considering a degree in education or a career that involves working with children.

Read STICS participant comments

 

The Write Stuff

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The innovative Write Stuff program connects MCLA volunteer writing coaches and mentors with 5th-7th graders from the three local elementary schools. Elementary students come to the MCLA campus and participate in a "college" activity, then use that activity as a springboard for writing assignments. This is an excellent opportunity to share your love of writing with youth who are in desperate need of literacy support, positive role modeling, and the self confidence needed to consider attending college.

Read Write Stuff participant comments.

 

YMCA Volunteer Program

The YMCA Volunteer program connects college students with local youth through the Northern Berkshire YMCA after-school program. Volunteers participate and assist with activities and educational games for the youth. 

 

 

For more information, please contact Spencer Moser or Christopher Hantman.

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