Archive for Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Basehor student to volunteer during KU spring break

December 13, 2006

A Kansas University student from Basehor is among 42 KU students who are taking a class this fall to prepare for volunteering during winter break.

KU's student-run Alternative Winter Breaks program centers on service-learning trips that offer students a unique opportunity to make volunteer efforts part of their educational experience. After students are selected for the program, they are required to attend the Special Projects in the Community course. If they complete course requirements, they can earn up to two college credit hours.

Among students participating is Elizabeth A. Bartkoski, daughter of John and DeAnn Bartkoski, Basehor. She is a sophomore, who is majoring in pre-business. She will travel to Give Kids the World Village and Resort, Kissimmee, Fla., which is a nonprofit wish-granting resort facility near Orlando, Fla., that creates memories for children with life-threatening illnesses. Since its founding in 1986, it has welcomed more than 75,000 children and their families from all 50 states and 50 countries.

Volunteers will work in a variety of supportive jobs such as operating rides, planning family activities or helping at concession stands.

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