The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Ambassadors held a bake sale March 5 to help out a local school with snacks for milk breaks. The service project raised more than $200 to purchase appropriate snacks.
The Ambassadors decided on the service project after they participated in an AHSS Learning Community during fall semester. Twenty members of the AHSS Learning Community made three trips to teacher Erika Peterson’s first grade class at Madison Elementary School. The NDSU students identified their favorite book when they were in first grade, and those books were purchased. The NDSU students read the book to a first grade buddy and then gave the book to the youngster.
During the second trip to the school, the NDSU students collected information from their buddies about their favorite book. Photographs of the buddies were taken during the first two trips. Those pictures and information about each participant’s favorite book were published in a booklet called “We Are Readers and Writers 2012.” Buddies were given a copy of the booklet when the NDSU students visited Madison School for the third time.
Members of the AHSS Community who did not participate in the trips collected several boxes of fruit snacks and other milk break snacks that were presented to Peterson to distribute to students as needed.
NDSU’s Department of Residence Life provided funding for the books and booklets.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.