INA, Ill. (May 10, 2016) - As final exams sweep across the Rend Lake College campus, students enrolled in the First Year Experience (FYE) Orientation classes can rest easier knowing their end-of-the-year service projects are done.
This semester, approximately 60 students decided, by class, what their service projects would be, with a majority choosing to follow in the footsteps of classes last fall to create "Flat Stanley Goes to College" books for third and fourth graders at Ewing Grade School. One class also chose to clean and spruce up the playground at the RLC Foundation Children's Center (RLCFCC).
FYE Coordinator Hillary Halsey said the service projects are designed to be ways the students can get active both on campus and in local communities. The projects are just one aspect of the new orientation program, which also includes helping students engage on campus, learn organization skills, prepare to meet professional standards for behavior, and understand and successfully navigate the college culture.
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