Fall Fest Hosted for Local Kids in GU Tutor Programs
November 1, 2011 – Three volunteer programs brought children mentored by Georgetown students to campus this past Sunday for the Center for Social Justice’s annual Fall Fest.
The afternoon of activities brought about 120 local school children to campus to enjoy a wide variety of activities with their tutors and expose them to college life.
The tutoring programs are Georgetown’s DC Reads, DC Schools Project and the Sursum Corda Literacy.
More than 20 campus groups helped play games and do arts and crafts with the children, as well as provide face painting.
Georgetown student volunteers, including the hip-hop dancers from Groove Theory, gave performed, staffed moon-bounces and trick-or-treating and organized a special appearance by Jack the Bulldog.
More than 350 people, including parents, tutored and tutoring students, attended the annual event.
“It is important for our programs that Georgetown is seen as a resource in the community,” says Nathanial Roloff, DC Reads director. “Georgetown students should use their relationship with children to build an understanding about how college can play an important role in the children's future.”