Student Leaders Perform Community Service


Students leaders returned to school early to participate in a community service activity as part of the Leadership Empowerment and Education Program's annual spring two-day training and formation session.

Several organizations operating in the New Rochelle community were selected to receive assistance. LEEP students created stuffed bears for distribution to children in distress through Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon's Heavenly Production foundation, prepared food at the Hope Soup Kitchen, delivered clothes to the Sharing Shelf and the Golden Shoestring nonprofit distribution centers, and assisted students in the Songcatchers group, which provides music education to underprivileged youth.

LEEP participants include resident assistants, peer ministers, Student Advising Committee members, and participants in the Student Government Association Executive Board. Twice yearly, LEEP students are trained in skills to be effective leaders -- each August for a week before the fall semester, and  each January for two days before the spring semester.

"It's heartwarming to see how committed our student leaders are to serving students in need, which is also an important aspect of the Student Leadership philosophy," said Dr. Helen Wolf, director of Campus Ministry.