Inspired to volunteer
Every year, School of Public Health (SPH)students engage in Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities that highlight the importance of collaboration to solve complex problems impacting human health and wellbeing. This year, IPE exercises have focused on the challenges facing the Las Vegas Trail area of Fort Worth. As part of IPE exercises, students spent time in the community, discussed issues with stakeholders, and brainstormed potential solutions.
Additionally, some SPH students are volunteering as a part of District 3 Councilman Brian Byrd’s Las Vegas Trail area “Revitalization Project.” The team of volunteers serve to combat issues such as poor housing conditions, high unemployment and crime rates, infant mortality and low birth weight.
To further support the community, first year students Dylan Agyeman-Prempeh and Desiree Lakey helped out with the Fall Festival. Desiree worked the bounce house and Dylan worked the ping pong table. Overall, the festival serves to provide residents of the community with outreach and fun. Admission for the festival was one canned good per person in exchange for 6 free tickets to participate in the games. The 580 canned goods collected went to West Aid Food Bank and the Restoration Center. Tori Leach, the Community Center Aide shared, “It was fast-paced and extremely fun. It is every year and our community really anticipates the event.”
This page was last modified on August 22, 2019