Alfred State College - Civic Engagement
Alfred State College nursing students welcomed Jon Thomas (JT) Robertson, 11, of Cuba, to one of their classes early in the fall semester to help them kick off the caring project in nursing. The caring project is an outgrowth of the "pay it forward" concept (from the movie by the same name) which promotes the practice of helping others, while expecting nothing in return.
Alfred State College's WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies, though the club is open to all students) recently raised and donated money to two local food pantries.
Samantha VanCassele, a second-grader at Immaculate Conception School (ICS), Wellsville, hosted a birthday party to celebrate her eight years on the planet. But, manifesting a maturity beyond those eight years, Samantha requested that in lieu of gifts, her friends make a contribution to Backpack Buddies.