Students from “Student Service Learning: BUS 300” recently collected food, clothing, pet supplies, and toys for 51 children and teenagers in low-income families as part of their service learning project.
According to Tim Broxholm, program director and faculty, BAS in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, students were given five weeks to develop, implement and deliver a plan.
“The goal is to teach students about leadership and teamwork while helping them cultivate an entrepreneur/owner mindset,” Broxholm said in an email. “We also felt this would create a unique opportunity to help our students build awareness of their community and to cultivate networking relationships with leaders, as they themselves grow as leaders in the community.”
The team partnered with Enumclaw Youth and Family Services to gather sponsors for children and teenagers in low-income families to fill needs during the holiday season.
The project was marketed through social media, word-of-mouth and partnering with local businesses looking to engage in corporate responsibility. Companies who participated were, Niagara Bottling LLC, Fugate Ford, Pacific Bike and Ski, Frankie’s Pizza, and Sylvan Learning Center.