TRiO students, staff to volunteer at Joel’s Place
Students and staff members from University of Alaska Fairbanks TRiO programs will volunteer at Joel’s Place, a local youth center, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Organizers hope their work will promote awareness of TRiO programs and offer participants a chance to connect with young people in the community. The service activity is in recognition of National TRiO Day, which was established by congressional resolution in 1986.
TRiO programs help first-generation, low-income and disabled students complete four-year degrees. TRiO programs at UAF include Upward Bound, which provides an early college experience, and Student Support Services, which offers tutoring, mentoring, social and cultural engagement, and access to educational resources.
Volunteers will cook a meal for the youths and host games and gaming tournaments.