SLU BUDDIES CONT...
So, as a first-year student at St. Lawrence, Elizabeth joined.
I am rEaLLy
paSSIONaTE aBOUT gIvINg BaCk TO ThE COmmUNITy ThaT I
waS raISED IN,”
she says. “SLU Buddies has given me the opportunity
to help kids growing up in the same area that I did.”
Since 2002, the program has partnered North Country youth with more
than 100 St. Lawrence students who serve as mentors and provide support
for school-aged children.
Students meet with their buddy one hour every week during the academic
year. Similar to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, SLU Buddies fosters
fellowship, friendship and supportive relationships in several school dis-
tricts surrounding Canton.
For SLU Buddies President Danielle McBride ’14, this outreach benefits
both the buddies and the volunteers. “St. Lawrence students have acquired
a better understanding of the surrounding community,” says Danielle.
They’ve also made a positive impact on local youth who are in need of
somebody to look up to.”
One of the program’s goals is to inspire North Country children to study
hard and attend college. St. Lawrence students encourage this by bringing
their buddies to campus for movies, rock-climbing and hockey games. “It
always warms my heart when the buddies say, ‘When I get older, I'm com-
ing to St. Lawrence,’” says Danielle.
No matter how hectic my week is, I always look forward to seeing my
buddy,” says Elizabeth. “It’s a great feeling to see so many St. Lawrence
students dedicated to helping North Country kids.”
The children that the students work with are inspirational,” says Danielle.
Developing a relationship requires dedication and can be challenging at
times, but the rewards are transformational.”
Every Tuesday and Wednesday I can count on having students come up to
me and say, ‘I have SLU Buddies today! I can’t wait!’” says Joe McDonough,
principal at Banford Elementary School. “The St. Lawrence students pro-
vide terrific role models for our young students and form genuine, caring
relationships with them. We truly appreciate the connection between the
University and our school.”
FLag rOLLINg FOr ThE TrOOpS
rUN FOr CONgO
beta beta beta (biology honora
karaoke Fundraiser
for medical support for local families
Just the beginning…
students (and faculty and staff, too) take part in countless service
projects and organizations besides the ones mentioned in these stories.
here’s just a sample; for more, go to
/
experience/center-for-civic-engagement.
SLU B DDIES CONT...
So, as first-year student a S . Lawrence, Elizabeth joined.
I am rEaLLy
paSSIONaTE aBOUT gIv Ng BaCk TO ThE COm UNITy ThaT I
waS raISED IN,”
she says. “SLU Buddies has given me the opportunity
to help kids growing up in the same are that I di .”
Since 2002, the program has partnered North Country outh with more
than 100 St. Lawrence students who serve as mentors and provide support
for school-aged children.
Students meet with eir buddy one hour ev ry week during the ac demic
year. Sim lar to he Big Brothers Big Sisters program, SLU Buddies fosters
fellowship, friendship and supportive r lationships in sev ral school dis-
tricts surrounding Canton.
For SLU Buddies President Daniell McBride ’14, this outreach ben fits
both e buddies and the volunteers. “St. Lawrence students have acquired
a bett r understanding of the surrounding com unity,” says Daniell .
They’ve also made a positive impact on local youth who are in eed of
somebody to l ok up to.”
One of the program’s goals i to inspire North Country children to study
hard and attend colleg . St. Lawrence students encourage this by bringing
their buddies to campus for movies, rock-climbing and hockey games. “It
always warms my heart when the buddies say, ‘When I get older, I'm com-
ing to St. Lawrence,’” says Daniell .
No matter how hecti my week is, I always look forward to seeing my
buddy,” says Elizabeth. “It’s a great feeling to see so many St. Lawrence
students de icated to helping North Country kids.”
The children that the students work with are inspirational,” says Daniell .
Dev loping a relationship requires de ication and can be challenging at
times, but the r wards are transformational.”
Every Tuesday nd Wednesday I can count on having students come up to
me and say, ‘I have SLU Buddies today! I can’t wait!’” says Joe McDon ugh,
principal t Banford Elementary School. “The St. Lawrence students pro-
vide t rrific role models for ur young students and form genuine, caring
relationships with t em. We truly appreciate he connection between the
University and our school.”
FLag rOLLINg FOr ThE TrO pS
rUN FOr CONgO
beta beta beta (biol gy hon ra y)
kar oke Fundraiser
for medical support for local families
Just the beginni g…
students (and faculty and staff, too) take part in countless ervice
projects and organizations besides the ones mentioned in thes tories.
her ’s just a s mple; for more, go t w
experi nce/center-for-civic-enga ement.