A Summer in Appalachia

By Brother Tom Pieper, SM

Are you interested in joining thirteen other UD students for an amazing summer of service and community? Our University of Dayton Summer Appalachia Program (UDSAP) will give you an opportunity to live and work within a culture in the United States that is different from your own. Imagine nine weeks living a very simple lifestyle in community and being part of a service program that works with young children in a Day Camp program, allows you to talk with teens through a Teen Center program, and also visit the elderly in the local nursing home, all in Salyersville, Kentucky!

The UDSAP program reflects UD’s Catholic and Marianist values of living in community, building a strong faith life, and doing meaningful service for others. Our hope is that each student who participates in this program will build strong and lasting relationships with the youth and their families in Appalachia, and continue these relationships by visiting during the next school year.

If you want to learn more, come to one of the two informational meetings on Thursday, December 1 or Friday, December 2 at 4 PM. Both meetings will take place in the Marianist Community at 301 Kiefaber Street. If you cannot make one of these meetings, but want more information, you can pick up a UDSAP folder from the Center for Social Concern in Liberty Hall, room 107. Applications are due Tuesday, January 24th at high noon! Questions? Contact Brother Tom Pieper at tpieper1@udayton.edu.

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