Southeastern participating in the "Big Event" | Community Spirit
Approximately 300 Southeastern Louisiana University students are expected to hit the streets of Hammond On Saturday April 16 for a day of service they’re calling the “Big Event.”
Starting at 8 a.m., students will be working at more than 20 job sites on the university’s campus as well as local businesses and non-profit organizations.
“We want to show that Southeastern students care and want to give back to the community. We want to establish good relations with the people here who support our university,” said William Takewell, Big Event coordinator. “Hopefully it will also be a unifying experience for the students involved.”
He said this year students would be working at agencies such as Headstart, CASA, Council on Aging and food pantries.The event was started at Texas A&M University 28 years ago and has spread to more than 80 universities nationwide. It is considered one of the largest service days among college students.
For more information about the Big Event, contact Takewell at William.Takewell@selu.edu.