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Center For Service Learning presents donated supplies to schools

10/25/2012

Southern University’s Center for Service Learning today donated boxes of school supplies to the Baker School System as part of the CSL’s annual “School Supply Drive. “

 

Ulysses Joseph, superintendent of the Baker School System, accepted the supplies at a short ceremony on the Baton Rouge campus.

 

Dr. De’Ette Perry, Baker’s director of Secondary Education Programs, accompanied the superintendent to accept the donation of supplies. “We appreciate the generosity expressed by the students towards our educational endeavors,” she said.

 

The school supplies included boxes of pens, pencils, glue, binders, calculators, notebooks, paper and other items. They were donated by Southern students, many of whom are part of the CSL, a student volunteer program on the Baton Rouge campus.

 

Volunteerism and giving to others is essential to the education of SU students, said Kristan Gordon, Service Learning Coordinator.  Students learn that “it’s necessary to assist those who are less fortunate...”

 

Architecture major D’Nae Capron and history major Lonnie Brooks, both CLS students, helped fill the boxes and presented the supplies to the Baker school officials.

 

 “It was my pleasure to help out in any way I could for the kids,” Capron said.

 

Brooks said, “Volunteering is a very rewarding experience that we should all do.”