Rivier students pitch in to help nonprofits
Sindy Duron helps spruce up Girls, Inc. on Saturday during Rivier University’s Freshmen Day of Service. (Barbara Taormina Photo)
A crew of Rivier freshmen were busy spring cleaning at Girls, Inc. in Nashua Saturday morning as part of the university’s Freshmen Day of Service.
According to Bradford Stull, dean of undergraduate studies and interdisciplinary programs, Freshmen Day of Service fosters academic skills, and increases cultural awareness and an understanding of service.
Stephanie Thorp, program coordinator for Girls, Inc., was thrilled to welcome about 20 pairs of helping hands to the program’s home base on Burke Street.
“They are really good role models,” she said.
Although students were randomly assigned to work at different sites, Ellysa Carder and Taylor Godin looked pleased to be sweeping and cleaning the floors at Girls, Inc.
“This gives us a feel for what we’ll be doing next year,” explained Gardella who added that, as upper classmen, students can chose were they want to work. All students are required to earn at least one credit in community service prior to graduation.
“It’s just a great experience,” she said.
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