SIC TRiO Students Are "Caring 4 Kids"

February 21, 2013

TRiO, Southeastern Illinois College's campus group that helps first-generation, low-income, or disabled students to graduate, participated in the National TRiO Day service project this month.  The students collected needed items for the children in the Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study at SIC for their project, Caring 4 Kids.

“Many of our faculty, staff, and students entrust their precious children to the Center, and this project presented a way for our students to give back to the community and say thank you for its support,” said Lolita Mack, SIC TRiO and Student Support Services Director.

According to the 1986 Congressional resolution, National TRiO Day is meant to focus the nation's "attention on the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives, to the necessary investment if they are to become contributing citizens of the country, and to the talent which will be wasted if that investment is not made."

Every year, TRIO Day is celebrated on the last Saturday of February.  Mack will be taking six students to Kaskaskia College on that day to share their service project story and explain how it positively affected our community.