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65 Transylvania students return to campus a week early for community service and environmental projects

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Sixty-five Transylvania students have returned to campus a week early to participate in five community service and environmental orientation programs. The programs are for first-year students who want to start their college experiences at Transylvania a week early and the upperclassmen who assist in leading the programs. One group, Jump Start, travels to Land Between the Lakes to perform various services for the national recreation area, but the remaining four groups stay in Lexington, getting to know their new community and becoming downtown citizens through volunteering and outreach opportunities.

Some highlights of the week:

  • Monday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Rising Through Education (RiTE) at the Kids Café.
  • Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Disciples Orientation Into Transy (DO-IT) at Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Community Learning and Sustainability Students (CLASS) at Transylvania’s grant-funded butterfly garden project on the northeast corner of Broadway and Fourth Street (www.transy.edu/news/arch_story.htm?id=585&obj=index)
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.:  RiTE at God’s Pantry
  • Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: CLASS and RiTE together with Seedleaf at London Ferrell Community Garden on W. Third Street

The four Lexington-based service groups are First-Year Urban Program (FUP), Disciples Orientation Into Transy (DO-IT), Rising Through Education (RiTE) and Community Learning and Sustainability Students (CLASS).

Contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 for more information.


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