ASC Summer Scholars Students Participate In Service Learning Project

(08-06-2008)

Approximately fifty students participated in the Adams State College Summer Scholars Program and completed a variety of service projects throughout the community on July 20. The service projects, coordinated by ASC Community Partnerships, were designed to give students the opportunity to connect with the local community.

Students participated in service projects such as preparing meals at La Puente Homeless Shelter, helping elderly residents with lawncare, helping to load donated hay for Challenge Colorado Therapeutic Horseback Riding, and promoting the use of reusable grocery bags. The projects provided a variety of ways for students to interact with the community.

Incoming ASC freshman Carlos Lopez participated in ASC Community Partnership's reusable bag service project. "We could save a lot of oil by using reusable grocery bags. It takes a lot of oil to make the plastics bags," said Lopez when asked what he had learned from the project. Lopez and other students in the Summer Scholars Program spent time at City Market and Safeway in Alamosa promoting the use of reusable grocery bags by handing out information on plastic bags. The students also sold reusable Adams State College "EARTH" bags to shoppers. Cristina Ortiz, also an incoming freshman at ASC observed, "This experience has shown me how much people really care about our environment." For more information on ASC Community Partnership's reusable bag initiative, call 719-587-8209.

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