Campus Notes for April 26

Tyykila participates in spring break service trip to South Dakota

Kathryn Tyykila, a sophomore elementary education major from Canby, and nine other Buena Vista University participants took part in an Alternative Week of Off-site Learning trip during spring break, enabling them to volunteer their time and service with a focus on tackling poverty and serving youth in Eagle Butte, S.D.

The BVU participants volunteered with the Cheyenne River Youth Project, a youth and family services organization that is tailored to meet the needs of indigenous people. The participants spent the week at a youth center and helped with the organization’s Passion for Fashion Dress Drive, a program that accepts dress and accessory donations so area youth are able to attend prom. While there, the group helped set up the event’s venue, organize donations, serve food and help attendees pick out apparel.

Advisers for the trip were Mark Shea, director of student success at BVU, and Emmanuel Amon, BVU AmeriCorps VISTA.