The Lafayette Community Center is open and looking for college student volunteers who are passionate about building a community.
By Ally Sullivan
Located down the road from our beautiful campus stands a revamped elementary school gleaming with opportunities for college students.
The Lafayette Community Center, founded in 1983, services the city of Lafayette with its small classrooms perfect for kids activities, exercise classes, lectures, and meetings. Just outside of the rooms a small trail system inhabits the property hosting events for all ages. The community center caters to Lafayette residents, and strives to promote overall health and wellness.
In recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed many businesses, and isolated many members of the community. However, The Lafayette Community Center was able to accommodate for certain group activities while maintaining strict social distancing. This community hub has lasted through these unfortunate times as a reminder of the importance of coming together.
If you are a college student lacking social connections and community, the Lafayette Community Center is always looking for volunteers. Job opportunities for Saint Mary's Students who are passionate about working with kids now or in the future should look into what the Community Center has to offer. Current student Scott McCamish, elaborated on his experience working for Club Awesome, where his top priority is the kids' safety and moving them into an inclusive environment. “To adapt to the hybrid nature of our kids' school days, we use our rooms for their zooms and asynchronous work while incorporating fun and engaging activities during breaks and once their work is done,” McCamish says.
Most importantly McCamish points out, “Club Awesome is a great place for kids to have fun and be themselves”. If this amazing work atmosphere, and having an impact on children in the community sounds like something you are interested in, look into The Lafayette Community center through LinkedIn or Handshake.
The Lafayette Community Center acts as just another reminder that another community exists just down the bike path, dare to take a walk and find a sense of belonging.
Thank you to Relation Station and the Lafayette Community Center for your continued work on keeping the community happy, healthy, and safe.
Melanie Moyer '22,