Community engagement is at the heart of the mission of our Honors Program, as it should be. The Community engagement requirement for the Honors Program is not just about ensuring that we give back to the Big Rapids and Mecosta County communities, but also about enriching the college experience of our students.
Community engagement inculcates a sense of civic responsibility, provides opportunities to develop intellectual skills by applying them to tangible problems, and expands students’ ethical and cultural perspectives. Each student in the Honors Program commits to at least 15 hours of community service a semester, some far more.
FIRST Robotics RSO Volunteer Opportunity-The FIRST Robotics RSO at Ferris needs volunteers to help mentor elementary school students (kindergarten through second grade) with building robots out of Legos. If you are interested, please contact […]
Big Alleyway Clean Up this Saturday-The annual Big Alleyway Clean Up takes place Saturday, September 8 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Volunteers will clean up Big Rapids alleys near off-campus housing. Participants should register […]
Middle School Basketball Volunteers Needed-The Big Rapids Middle School is recruiting volunteers to serve in a girls 5th and 6th grade intramural program as coaches, officials and clock people. Practices will be from 3:30-5 […]
Days of Service and Learning Sign Up-The Honors Program is hosting our 5th annual Days of Service and Learning, a series of service projects taking place throughout the month of September. It is easy to participate! […]
Urgent Need for Volunteers Thursday-The Friends of the Big Rapids Library have an urgent need for volunteers to help set up the tent for their sale on Thursday, August 30 from 11:30 to 1:30. […]
Big Rapids Library Volunteer Opportunity-The Friends of Big Rapids Library are recruiting volunteers for a book sale to benefit library programs and acquisitions. They need volunteers on Thursday, August 30 from 11:30 to 1:30, […]