This project intends to provide a meaningful volunteering experience for current undergraduate students by recruiting a group of volunteers to visit local high schools and talk about their university experience and dispel common myths. The goal of the presentation is to inform high school students of what to expect when they enter university and why they should seriously consider university as an option.
Volunteers are provided with training and are able to adapt their presentation to suit their experiences. After the day of service, volunteers are brought together to discuss what they learned and how this impacted them. High school principals/teachers are asked to evaluate the experience. Feedback from high school and York volunteers has been very positive in the past.
Due to it's success, this program will be offered throughout the entire academic year.
Recruitment for volunteer presenters takes place each year via email to our nc-announce ListServ/database. For Fall/Winter 2020-2021 a call was sent on April 16, 2020. If you do not receive our emails and would like to be added to our nc-announce ListServ, please email email@example.com.
If you are a local high school and would like to have our group of student leaders come out to your school, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"The two presenters did a good job connecting with the students. They were engaged and they presented valuable insight on university life and the courses that are offered." - Saraya Elwin, Teacher from Westview Centennial Secondary School