This archived article was written by: Shanna Frame
SUN Center for the last two semesters has been throwing bi-weekly parties to keep the students unified and have fun while volunteering.
According to SUN Center Vice President Jason Fredrickson, “We started having the activities to help keep the group of leaders unified and refreshed, and to have fun!” They began midway through first semester as a way to keep the unity that was found over the training camps and help motivate the SUN Center students to accomplish more as a team.
Every other week, two leaders within the SUN Center work together to plan an activity. With everyone taking turns in the planning and leading, opportunities to grow together increased. A variety of activities have been offered, from learning new dances to Minute to Win It games.
The SUN Center’s top two favorite nights were the dance instruction and youtube video activities. Fredrickson’s favorite video of the youtube night was “Man on a Buffalo,” but for some reason, no one else seemed to think it was as funny as he did.
Jill Fincher said about the Dance Instruction activity, “I just loved that we were all trying to dance and laugh the entire time!” There may have been more laughing than dancing at that activity, but it served its purpose and made their days a little brighter. Some of the other activities have been the edible turkeys, volleyball, movies nights, caroling, and Minute to Win It Oreos and Milk.
These bi-weekly parties helped create unity and helped the SUN leaders bond with one another. The motivation to work as a team and accomplish all the service that they can has brought about many service projects this year. The activities have also served as a great way to take a short break from the student life, and just have fun. The memories created between the leaders cannot be replaced, and they will always remember the fun they had together.
Some of SUN Center’s upcoming service opportunities are Kids @ Heart, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:30 a.m-12:45 p.m.; Green Team, every Tuesday at 3 p.m.; Tutors needed to help adults learn basic English; April 6, Kick Some Ash 5K; April 7, Kawanis Kids Fund raiser, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 9, Fight Poverty With Passion, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; April 18, Castleview Hospital Mock Disaster, 1-5 p.m.
For information on upcoming events and to sign up, visit the SUN Center on the second floor of the Jennifer Levitt Student Center or call 435-613-5284.