Students discover their power at COM Make a Difference Day

At College of the Mainland’s first Make a Difference Day, students learned how their actions can impact the community by working with 13 nonprofit organizations.

Looking for volunteers, the nonprofits explained their missions from sowing native plants to teaching children about future careers. Students signed up for more information about involvement with Audubon Texas, Communities in Schools – Bay Area, Exploration Green, Gulf Coast Symposium, Habitat for Horses, Habitat for Humanity, Harbor Hospice, Junior Achievement, Ronald McDonald House – Galveston and the Nature Conservancy.
 
“Students in clubs already have to do service projects. This helps them make connections,” said Kari Drake, Student Life Travel and Event Specialist. “I’m really proud of this event because it could potentially have a big impact on everyone’s lives, our students as well as the people they help and the organizations.”
 
COM offers student clubs centered on interests from hobbies to future careers, and each group conducts projects on campus and in the community.

“I am so glad that we attended the volunteer event today with ... the students there at COM,” said Holly Larsen, Exploration Green Volunteer Coordinator. “We all had fun meeting people and sharing our information. We look forward to not only serving with your student volunteers but to the (Make a Difference Day) event next year!” At College of the Mainland’s first Make a Difference Day, students learned how their actions can impact the community by working with 13 nonprofit organizations.

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