When scholars arrived at school on Monday they might have noticed the St. Louis College Prep campus had gotten a makeover, thanks to a group of volunteers from St. Louis University.
On Saturday, 21 volunteers contributed a total of 63 volunteer hours working on a variety of projects around the school including landscaping, litter pickup, hanging college banners and organizing the school’s storage areas.
“Their work really helped us to take care of some background things that will help everything else at the school run smoothly,” said St. Louis College Prep Volunteer Coordinator Ryan Robertson. “They helped a lot with school beautification and management of resources, including uniforms and class book sets.”
The volunteers got involved with St. Louis College Prep through SLU’s Learning Communities program.
The mission of the Learning Community Program at SLU is to create intentional, inclusive communities formed around common academic programs where students live and learn together. Engaging the Jesuit traditions of developing the intellectual, critical thinking, and reflection, Learning Communities invite students to integrate their learning with shared curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Robertson said the volunteer day on Saturday, was just one example of the growing relationship between St. Louis College Prep and SLU, noting that that SLU students had also helped on the Day of Service, and some were currently help with vaccination records.