Service Saturday 2015
Saturday, November 14
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Consistent with the institution's Wesleyan tradition and John Wesley's commitment to understanding "the world is our parish," LaGrange College sponsors a campus-wide Service Saturday each semester. The Fall 2015 Service Saturday event will focus on "Mentoring Children" as the College's students, faculty, and staff dedicate a morning to assisting West Georgia Star. West Georgia Star is a non-profit company that offers residential services to the residents of LaGrange Housing Authority as well as the surrounding community that promotes self-sufficiency. West Georgia Star wants to prepare the community to lead responsible and fulfilling lives by providing mentoring, education, and living support within a safe, structured environment — whether in one of their training facilities, in the community, or in their own homes.
At 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015, the campus community will gather on the College's residential quad for a prayer and brief introduction to the day's activities. If inclement weather occurs that morning, we will meet in Mariotti Gym. You will receive an e-mail if the meeting location is changed. From there, we will load the buses and go to the service site. A liaison from Student Engagement has worked with this location to determine their needs. At the facility, LaGrange College students, faculty, and staff will spend time with the program’s children playing games, making arts and crafts, reading books, telling and acting out stories, and planting a garden.
While some transportation to the site will be available through the College, the majority of Service Saturday participants will be expected to use personal vehicles to carpool.
In the event of rain, please check your e-mail for an update that morning. Because some of the activities are outside projects, it is possible the day could be rained out. If this happens, Service Saturday will be rescheduled. You will receive an e-mail with this information and further details.
Please feel free to contact Katie Mosley at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Based on weather, you are encouraged to bring a coat.Where should I meet
Meet on the residential quad at 9:45 a.m. (grassy area behind Candler Hall and Hawkins Hall).How long will this last?
The service project will last from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where am I going?
You will go to the West Georgia Star building located in the LaGrange Housing Authority.What about transportation?
Due to the number of participants, the College will only have limited availability to transport students to the service locations. Students will need to carpool. As such, you are encouraged to bring your car keys with you on the morning of the project. What if I have a physical condition that will not allow me to work outside?
Those that are unable to perform any service-related work outside should be able to spend their time doing indoor projects such as reading books or making arts and crafts. If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in any part of the project, you should communicate this concern to your College site coordinator who you will meet when you arrive at the location on Saturday morning.