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Nov. 16, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab

Special CareBreak attracts SRU students

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Nine Slippery Rock University students will be spending their Nov. 30-Dec. 2 weekend in Erie as part of a special CareBreak service-learning project helping with community building.

Led by Nicole Little, an exercise science major from Erie, the group will spend time volunteering at the Erie Food Bank and helping out at the Weis Library United Methodist Church, including setting up for the church's annual Christmas Tea. The group will bunk at the church.

The group will also help Erie residents with a number of other service projects.

Participants will receive 24 hours of volunteer service credit as part of the project. Additional sign ups are being accepted through Thanksgiving Recess.

Participants include:

  • Kelly Tisch, an exercise science major from Jefferson, Ohio;

  • Chloe Finigan, a communication major from North Falmouth, Mass.;

  • Jordan McPeek, an exercise science major from Shelby, Ohio;

  • Katie Uhring, an exercise science major from Youngstown, Pa.;

  • Alex Rizzutto, a health/physical education major from Oakdale;

  • Jared Magon, a safety management from Avella;

  • Robyn Janiga, an exercise science major from East Aurora, N.Y.; and

  • Danielle Madoni, an exercise science major from South Park;

SRU's CareBreak Program is offered through the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

Each year the program includes two, fall semester CareBreaks; three, winter recess sessions; and four sessions in the summer. The program offers 12 CareBreaks during spring break. This year's spring programs will all involve hurricane relief efforts.

The service-learning sessions are designed to allow students to develop leadership and organization skills while also exposing them to community service and community involvement opportunities.

Sign up sheets are available for all of the upcoming CareBreaks at the SCIL Office in the Smith Student Center.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.