Carl Albert State College Scholars Making A Difference
Carl Albert State College Scholar students are donating 17 boxes of food plus 57 cases of ramen noodles to Poteau Primary and Upper Elementary Schools for distribution through the Backpack Program.
Jay Falkner and Jennifer Humphreys work with the CASC scholars and shared, “This group of students just completed helping with the Operation Christmas Child project. They created ten boxes of toys to send to children across the world. As soon as that was completed, the students decided they wanted to make an impact on the local community as well. Their care for others is really exemplified with their decision to collect food to help with the Backpack Project in the local schools.” Falkner continued, “Their goal was five boxes of food, but they far exceeded that goal.”
Humphreys explained, “These were both totally student-driven projects. They did all the research and work to make these projects successful. We did not do any of this or purchase anything. With regard to the food drive, this group went out and encouraged donations, purchased food items with their own money, and found others wanting to become involved with this very important project.”
Giving back to the community is a prime focus for the CASC Scholars. The students succeed in their academic classes at Carl Albert, but also learn about leadership and caring for others by working together on projects that benefit the community and the world.