Service is UNCG’s motto. For UNCG’s Residence Life leadership, it’s also a commitment and way of life. On July 17, 2014, professional staff from the Office of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) visited Alamance Elementary through a collaboration with Guilford County Schools to make a positive impact on 200 second and third graders. These students were part of a reading literacy program aimed at increasing reading proficiency and comprehension.The twelve professional staff members from UNCG were present for the end of camp culminating celebration that highlighted the students’ outstanding growth and achievement. The celebration’s theme – Oh, the Places You’ll Go – was evident in decorations and the day’s activities. HRL staff read the book of the same name, spoke about the importance of higher education, led recess, created crafts, and residence life staff served lunch for the students.
Each student was given an UNCG cup, pencil, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go bookmark to help them remember their experiences with the UNCG staff.
Alamance Elementary also serves as a feeding site for Guilford County Schools. Hunger is a significant issue for school-aged students who may depend on the meals provided by the school to fulfill their fundamental nutritional needs. Last year, Guilford County provided more than 100,000 free meals at 25 feeding sites during the summer months. HRL’s Social Justice and Diversity Initiatives committee will focus on hunger as one of its areas of emphasis this year. For more information about the work of the Social Justice and Diversity Initiatives Committee, visit hrl.uncg.edu.
Reposted from UNCG Student Affairs