Hillsdale College GOAL Program Hosts Second Annual “Day of Service”
Hillsdale College students complete 21 service projects for the community
After a yearlong hiatus, the Hillsdale College Great Opportunities for Assistance and Leadership (GOAL) Program hosted its second annual “Day of Service” on Saturday, April 10. Fifteen student teams gathered on the Hillsdale College Quad in the morning, and then separated to take on 21 different service projects in the community.
“Many people on campus have a huge heart for service,” GOAL director Maya Kaniaupio said. “‘Day of Service’ is a very easy, effective, and fun way to channel our passion for service in a meaningful and helpful way as a student body.”
The College’s GOAL Program is a service opportunity for Hillsdale College students who want to volunteer in one of 23 service groups. The program’s mission is to create opportunities for College students to “know, love, and serve the members of the surrounding Hillsdale community.” Groups partner with other Hillsdale-area community service, education, ministry, and mentorship groups. But anyone can participate in “Day of Service.”
“This is a really good event for us to get students who don’t regularly volunteer for GOAL to come together and do this good thing for the community,” said Ashlyn Neveau, director of student programs.
This year, in addition to the GOAL Program group, college student groups from on-campus dorms, Greek houses, off-campus residences, and other campus organizations also participated. Neveau said that the GOAL team leaders made this year’s “Day of Service” a success and that the additional volunteers helped to reach even more projects in the Hillsdale community.
Group projects included work at Mrs. Stock’s Park, Sandy Beach, Hospice of Hillsdale County, Hillsdale Community Library, the county medical care facility, and others.
“I especially like ‘Day of Service’ because we reach community members and organizations that we don’t typically reach with our regular GOAL Programs,” Neveau said. “We get to build new relationships.”
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