Penn State Shenango will Host Penn State Western Campuses for MLK Day of Service
Penn State Shenango will host dozens of students from other Penn State campuses in western Pennsylvania for this year’s Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2014. Each year, one campus is chosen to hold the MLK Day service event—an event where Penn State students come together to volunteer at various organizations in that community.
Students who will participate in the MLK Day of Service hail from campuses including DuBois, New Kensington, Greater Allegheny, Shenango, Fayette, and Beaver. Students, along with staff members, will do volunteer work at charitable and community-centered organizations. In previous years, the students have volunteered at a variety of sites, including local pre-schools, animal shelters, nursing homes, food pantries, and more.
Penn State students do not have classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so they will be giving up their day off to help serve others. This program also gives students an opportunity to connect and bond with fellow Penn Staters, as well as to visit other Penn State campuses.
For more information, contact the Penn State Shenango Student Affairs Office at 724-983-2836.
Below is an agenda for Monday’s program. The welcome and keynote speaker address will be held in the Penn State Shenango Great Hall (Sharon Hall located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon, PA.)
Monday, January 20, 2014
The day will proceed as follows:
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Arrive at Penn State Shenango (continental breakfast will be available)
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Speaker
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Depart to Service Sites
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Work at Service Sites
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (at site)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Continue Work at Service Sites
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Return to Penn State Shenango
4:30 p.m. Depart for Home Campus
- AWARE- AWARE is a victim services agency dedicated to eliminating domestic/sexual violence in Mercer County.
- Shenango Valley, YMCA- YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organization in America, working to meet the health and human service needs. In the YMCA, the Chaver’s Community Center provides a location for area youngsters to go during after school hours and be stimulated in the areas of education, social interaction, and recreation.
- Children’s Center of Mercer County –The Children’s Center of Mercer County serves the educational and physical needs of developmentally challenged children.
- The Salvation Army- From family tracing to disaster response, The Salvation Army offers a wide variety of services worldwide. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
- The Buhl Recreational Center – The Buhl Center is a community-centered non-profit organization that provides quality recreational, social, fitness and educational programs for people of all