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Class of 2019 Gives Back

PA Orientation Service

The week of May 8 signified the start of orientation for the 75 students who make up the PA Program Class of 2019. The students participated in various activities throughout the week to prepare them for the start of course work, understand the expectations and values of the program, and assist them in making connections with each other. One student shared her appreciation for the scheduled events of orientation and that she “liked how every activity or event somehow related to a bigger, overarching program value (service, professionalism, honesty, etc.).”

PA Orientation ServiceOne of the activities the students participated in along with faculty and staff was offering service to two great establishments in the Indianapolis area. The Butler University PA Program values service to others so greatly that it has implemented it as an integral aspect of the orientation schedule.

Due to inclement weather, the cohort separated for the afternoon of service. Half of the class traveled to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana whose mission is “To lead the fight against hunger.” While at Gleaners, our volunteers assisted with the assembly of 1,200 BackSacks and 200 Summer Feeding boxes, which will provide food for hungry children when they are not in school. The volunteers also created several hundred swag bags that were utilized at a fundraiser for the organization.

The other half of the class spent the afternoon at Jameson Camp. This camp provides experiences for children and youth, striving to assist them in developing confidence, respect for others, and skills needed for successful futures. All of the programs at Jameson Camps strive to teach the campers how to “get outside and grow inside.” The Butler PA students were able to help deep clean cabins to prepare for summer campers and to prepare training manuals for camp counselors.