IMPACT Day Scheduled for April

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8, West Virginia Wesleyan College will be closing offices and canceling classes in celebration of a day dedicated to the community.  Formerly Do Good Day, IMPACT Day stands for Inspire-Model-Purpose-Action-Challenge-Teamwork and is a time for faculty, staff, and students to engage in a variety of meaningful activities to help the community.

Teams comprised of faculty, staff, and students will complete activities between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Activities will include campus beautification projects, as well as workshops for local elementary school students.

“The biggest part of our day is hosting 350 elementary school students from Academy, Union, and Rock Cave,” stated Jessica Wagner, leadership and service program assistant for the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development.  “The students will attend action workshops where they will learn about trending topics like physical fitness and nutrition.”

The teams will be earning points for projects completed, all racing toward the grand prize of $200 gift cards for each winning team member that will be announced at the Closing Ceremony at 7 p.m. in Wesley Chapel.  One way for the teams to earn points is to bring in canned food that will be donated to the Parish House at the conclusion of the event.

“It is an important day for us to interact with the local elementary school students as well as to celebrate the Wesleyan community,” commented Wagner.  “Our hope for this day is that students will come out to serve the Wesleyan and Buckhannon communities for a good cause.”

For more information on IMPACT Day, email IMPACT@wvwc.edu.