Many students at Ithaca College participate in the South Hill mentorship program and mentor students at the South Hill Elementary School.
A new club on Ithaca College’s campus seeks to promote social and entrepreneurial opportunities for students to work with local businesses.
“I learn other people’s stories, and I learn about their other experiences, and that kind of just opens my eyes to different points of view, and it helps me get to know truly about a subject that, for example, racism, goes deeper, a lot deeper…”
“These kids are very underprivileged, a lot of them, and they come from a lot of poverty and really bad home situations,” she said. “It’s just really great to have an opportunity to be a good role model for them and give them a safe place to be for a week.”
Four students traveled to the Rescue Mission in Syracuse, New York, and five to the Finger Lakes parks from Oct. 15 to 18 for the trips, which were organized and hosted by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.
The club offers a combination of long-term and short-term projects planned throughout the academic year to help students engage with new people.