Students For Literacy
Event: Kids on Kampus
Organization: Students for Literacy
Date: March 6, 2007
On March 3, 2007, approximately 35 children from five community partner sites (Buckmaster circle and Mundy Pond Boys and Girls Clubs, Froude Avenue Community Centre, Rabbittown Community Centre, and MacMorran Community Centre). The day started early, with the children arriving at 9:00 a.m. to participate in six different centres, exploring different aspects of Memorial, including Science, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Business, Geography/History and CHMR. A pizza lunch followed the centres. Subsequent to lunch the children participated in a campus-wide scavenger hunt, followed by an egg-drop challenge where the groups had to build a protective container for the egg to be dropped from the second floor of the University Centre. After this, they participated in an improve activity to get them moving around the room. It was then time for prizes and good-byes. The event was very successful and enjoyed by all.
Event: Kids on Kampus
Organization: Frontier College - Students for Literacy at MUN
Date: March 5, 2005
Kids on Kampus is an
initiative of Students for Literacy Volunteers at Memorial
University . Organizations from Memorial University and the
community are linked to provide a program that allows local youth
to attend Memorial and explore campus and student life. Volunteers
have been working with the youth to provide tutoring to those who
are in need of academic help. These volunteers are able to help the
academic and social success of these youth by sharing their
academic learning environment at Memorial University and
encouraging their possible consideration to attend a post-secondary
The event took place on
March 5th, 2005 with 67 people in attendance. The Youth
that were attendance were from Virginia Park Community Centre,
Froude Avenue Community Centre, The Association for New Canadians,
and both the St. John’s and Buckmaster’s Boys and Girls
Clubs. The participants were involved in activities from hit
reality television shows Survivor, The Apprentice, and Fear Factor.
These activities included physical activities like an obstacle
course at the Field House, scientific explorations such as learning
about dry ice in an Earth Science lab, and business activities such
as an advertising campaign in the MUNSU council chambers.
The day was full of educational, team building activities and it was a great success. There was great representation and participation from Memorial’s Students for Literacy and the six organizations that participated, as well as presenters such as Mr. Tom Brophy, MUN Student Recruitment, and MUN Oxfam. There was excellent feedback from the participants and even an article published in “The Express” newspaper.