Participate in Project Affect

Project Affect Photo

Project Affect Photo

By: Jane Wood

BOWLING GREEN, KY  –  Around 20 campus and community organizations will gather in Western Kentucky University’s Centennial Mall from 11-2pm on Thursday, September 16 to participate in a student engagement fair, Project AFFECT, aimed at increasing student involvement through volunteerism, service-learning, and community-based research.

Each organization participating will hold its own booth at the event where they will have information about what they do and how to get involved, giving students a chance to ask questions and learn more about what these service-based organizations do for the community of Bowling Green and WKU.  Many of the organizations participating will also be hosting some type of service for students that visit their booth.

Holly Conley, volunteer recruiter for the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Ky is one of the community not-for-profit organizations that will be participating in Project AFFECT.  “As a not-for-profit organization, we are always eager to welcome new faces into our camp family! We have various ways for students to volunteer and make an impact on the lives of some very brave children this fall and year-round!”

Project Affect will also be a great way to expose students to organizations that are somewhat new to campus such as, “Eat So They Can, an organization aimed at eradicating world hunger and empowering those affected by poverty.

“I am very excited to offer the WKU and Bowling Green community the chance to partake in an international movement to overcome world poverty. I believe it is an exciting opportunity to encourage anyone who has a passion to make a difference in the world to learn more about getting involved,” Eat So They Can Volunteer Ambassador Kayla Clauson said.

The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is partnering with WKU Housing and Residence Life and the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility to put on Project AFFECT.  The campus radio station, Revolution 91.7, will be providing music for the event and will also be hosting a table with some free items for those attending.  In case of rain, Project AFFECT will take place on the following Tuesday, September the 21 in Centennial Mall from 11-2pm.

If there are any questions about Project AFFECT, please contact Jane Wood at jvwood12@gmail.com or (270) 782-0966.  If there are any questions regarding the ALIVE Center, please contact Leah Ashwill at leah.ashwill@wku.edu or (270) 782-0812.

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