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Building for Tomorrow begins August 14 for participating first-year students

The Building for Tomorrow program, part of the Outdoor Adventure Program that helps first-year students transition to college life, begins on Wednesday, August 14, and will run through Saturday, August 17, 2013.

In this program, students learn civic responsibility, rehabilitating the surrounding community and broadening cultural horizons through community service.

On Thursday, August 15, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., students will volunteer at Berks Encore; from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., they will prepare a lunch at Opportunity House. To conclude the day, they will work on maintaining the trails at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Friday, August 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., they will volunteer at Co-County Wellness Services. From 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., they will work on a beautification project in the City of Reading, at a location to be determined.

On the final day, Saturday, August 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., the group will work in the Friends Room of The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. They will conclude their time with trail maintenance from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Nolde Forest.

For more information, contact Kelli Meyer, KAM67@psu.edu, 610-396-6295.

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