Spotlight on Service

LAUREN GANTENBEIN, FEATURES EDITOR

From the TRIPS program to Service-Learning classes and the 15 different service-centered student organizations, many students at St. Norbert College are involved in service. However, there are other off-campus service opportunities in the Green Bay community that are available to students.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin is always looking for new volunteers to mentor a child at a local school. Meg Curi ’17 is a weekly volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program who shared her experience with the organization.

What inspired you to become a part of BBBS?

I never had a little sister, and I thought it would be fun to form a relationship with a little sister and to be a positive influence in her life. As an education major, it is important for me to get hands-on experience in diverse schools and work with all different types of children.

 

What activities do you do with your little sister?

We play charades, board games, crafts, color and chat about our everyday lives!

How much of a time commitment is BBBS?

Once a week for an hour.

What other ways are you involved in service on campus?

I am involved throughout campus as Co-President of Optimist Club, an Entertainment Committee member on Dance Marathon, the Philanthropy Chair in my sorority Theta Phi Alpha and I am being an active member in Habitat for Humanity.

Why do you think more people should join BBBS?

They should join because it is an easy way to make an impact on a child’s life by giving them something to look forward to and by being a positive influence in their life.

For more information on BBBS contact Alyssa Loritz at alyssal@bbbsnew.org.

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