A total of 630 Appleton-area students participated in a special age-appropriate curriculum focused on diversity and social justice issues that was developed by Marika Straw ’13. The program, led by Lawrence volunteers, included a variety of hands-on activities to bring Dr. King’s message to area youth.
“I can say with absolute certainty that Lawrentians gained just as much from this day as the youth,” said Kristi Hill, Lawrence’s director of volunteer and community service programs. “Students returned to campus with both humorous and more serious stories of important discussions that occurred around the topic of fairness.”
In addition to school activities, a team of volunteers repainted an affordable housing unit owned by the Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities, while 16 students helped winterize the Heckrodt Nature Center.
Strength in Numbers
In 2010–11, 605 Lawrence students volunteered more than 6,800 hours of service, including 2,800 hours at 47 different Fox Cities charities and schools, while members of our faculty and staff served on the boards and committees of nearly 40 area nonprofits.