Alderson-Broaddus College recently announced that it has been named a 2012 Global Youth Service Day campus.
Awarded by West Virginia Campus Compact, the distinction includes a $400 minigrant, funded by Youth Service America and State Farm.
A-B College will be using its grant to implement an important service project during the Global Youth Service Day Weekend April 20-22.
"We will be using the grant to fund volunteer opportunities during Sibs and Kids Weekend, allowing students to mentor and interact with younger youth," said Sarah Ward, dean of student affairs.
"The college is thrilled for this opportunity as it will allow us to further our involvement with local youth while building on the strong ties with the Philippi community," Ward said. "College students will be able to also experience what it is like to be a kid again and the younger crowd will see what it's like to be a Battler."
Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning. Established in 1988, GYSD is the largest service event in the world and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries.
On GYSD, youth address the world's most critical issues in partnership with families, schools, community and faith-based organizations, businesses and governments. Global Youth Service Day is organized by Youth Service America with State Farm Companies Foundation as the presenting sponsor.
West Virginia Campus Compact is a coalition of 28 colleges and universities dedicated to increasing collaboration and service between colleges and communities.
More information is available at www.wvcampuscompact.org. More information on Youth Service America and Global Youth Service Day is available at servenet.org and more information about State Farm Companies Foundation is available at www.statefarm.com under "community involvement."