SLIP students have a hand in Deaf 55+ Games< More Stories
Early in 2017, the SLIP students formed two groups and each selected a potential partner they could support through projects, activities or events. One group chose to work with the Edmonton Association of the Deaf - Seniors Club and support the Canada Deaf 55+ Games and gala.
“The students assisted with gala ticket sales, and with the collection of items for the live and silent auctions. They spent many afternoons and evenings going with the lead for the games to local businesses to inquire about and request donations. Then they volunteered in different capacities during both the week of the games and gala event,” says Jody Morrison, SLIP facilitator.
The other group of students chose to work with the Alberta School for the Deaf and supported their Canadian Deaf Youth Leadership Camp. The camp was created to promote positive leadership among Deaf youth through workshops, performances and outdoor activities. The students assisted with organization of meals, and activity throughout the week, and were on-site for the full week volunteering and supporting ASD and the youths from across Canada.
Both groups were required to dedicate 15 hours per student to the community organization throughout the Winter 2017 term. They all exceeded 15 hours during the term, and each of the students continued throughout the summer and during each event.
Morrison added, “The purpose of the partnerships was to foster Lakeland’s tagline Leading Learning, as well as to give back and express appreciation for all that's shared with us.”