“Because they’re all here on scholarship, they are inclined to pay it forward. We know from the past that our students want to have lasting community impact.”
The two classes have different assignments. Freshmen will propose, plan and carry out a specific service project at their assigned site. They’ll be working in teams of six or seven, and the teams were allowed to select the sites they were most interested in during Honors College orientation.
The junior students will have two roles: designing and executing a fundraising effort for their assigned nonprofit and mentoring their first-year peers. Each team will have $1,000 to start with, provided by a grant from the BB&T Leadership Foundation.
(Video by Cliff Hollis)