Orientation Gets Students “Into the Streets” to Serve Community


Who: Mercer University’s new undergraduates

What: Freshman and transfer students will go “into the streets” to serve the Macon community as part of their orientation to college life at the University. Students will give an afternoon of service to a number of non-profit community organizations. Coordinated through Campus Life, in consultation with Volunteer Macon and Mercer’s University Commons, “Into the Streets” is a student-run service activity that is part of the Mercer Orientation program.

When: From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, 2003

Where: Burke Elementary School, 2051 Second St., Macon, will have 120 Mercer students working one-on-one with second and third grade students on vocabulary and math skills.

Other sites where students will be serving include: Beacon Pointe, Bolingreen Nursing Center, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Carlyle Place, Dempsey Apartments, Eastview Nursing Home, Elam Alexander Elementary, Eugenia Hamilton Elementary, First Street Arts Center, Georgia Industrial Children’s Home, Goodwill Industries, John Wesley Villas, Macon Housing Authority, Macon Tech (Adult Literacy), Meals on Wheels, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Mother and Child Ministries, Nazareth Home, Outreach Mission Church of God, Pinegate, Powerhouse Youth Center, Salvation Army and Villas at College Hill.

Why: “Into the Streets” is designed to acquaint incoming students with service opportunities in the community. Mercer encourages service learning as part of students’ college experience.