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DePauw Students' Volunteer Outreach to Local Children Noted in Newspaper

DePauw Students' Volunteer Outreach to Local Children Noted in Newspaper

March 4, 2009

CMFK March 2009.jpgMarch 4, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — At a Monday event at the Putnam County Library celebrating the birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel -- best known as Dr. Seuss -- "DePauw students from the College Mentors for Kids program were there in full force helping kids with projects," notes today's Banner-Graphic. "Also providing guidance to kids were DePauw students Betty Cao and Shreeya Neupane, who work with the Parks and Recreation Department," notes Maribeth Ward. (photo, courtesy Banner-Graphic: DePauw students Will Catton and Molly McGonigal help Gabe Adams with his project)

Monday would have been Dr. Seuss' 105th birthday. Area children enjoyed games related to such books as The Cat in the Hat, as well as readings, arts and crafts projects, and an array of snacks.

"All across the room you could hear kids laughing and pointing at books and characters," writes Ward.

Read the complete story at the newspaper's Web site.

Now ten years old, DePauw's chapter of dr Seuss stamp.gifCollege Mentors for Kids brings college student volunteers together with local children once a week to participate in a structured, educational activity.

Learn more about the program in this previous story.

DePauw was again recently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The 2007 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) found that by the time DePauw students are seniors, 92% have participated in community service or volunteer work.