Student testimonials

 "I wanted to learn more about the elderly through experience instead of just through the classroom.  I learned more interacting with the elderly than reading about them in a textbook." Traci, Junior

 "I wanted to be a good role model for the children, show them that they too can succeed in life." Jeramia, Senior

"I learned a lot about teenagers now than I knew before. Times have changed since I was 14 years old." Erin, Sophomore

"I would recommend this because it was one of my best experiences in college to really get firsthand experience in what you are learning about, it teaches you more about yourself, others and the community. It makes you feel so good to be a part of something and it can help you decide if you want to do something like it in the future" Traci, Junior

"I wanted a chance to work with youth to confirm my decision to be a secondary education teacher, and I thought it would be a good experience. I am now sure that I am going into the right field of study and it prepared me for future dealing with adolescence."

"At first I was fearful. I wanted to back out, but with each new experience, I found myself getting more and more excited to go.  The residents' response and appreciation of my visit was enough support for me" Mary Beth, Junior

"I learned the true appreciation for giving back and how much the residents love our company." Ashley, Freshman


Adopt A Grandparent

"I learned the true appreciation for giving back and how much the residents love our company." Ashley, Freshman

"I learned that the stereotype for elderly people is false, and that they are not old, grumpy, and rude.  Instead, they are the opposite.  Adopt A Grandparent helped me realize this." Melanie, Sophomore

"I was able to see how important peers are to them.  I saw how they think about them and how they interact with them in addition to other behaviors first hand rather than reading about it in a textbook.  It gave a much more interesting point of view." Jamie, Sophomore

"I learned about how to work with adolescents a lot better than I would have if I was just in a classroom learning about them." Brandon, Freshman


Habitat for Humanity Hunger Banquet

"I was very moved about how poverty is a great issue in America and how the government does almost nothing to help it."

"This is a great program that more students should get involved in."

"The guest speakers had the greatest impact on me because they came from real experience with poverty."