Kittrell Job Corps participates in Make a Difference Day

Dec. 04, 2012 @ 04:11 PM

On Oct. 27, students and faculty at Kittrell Job Corps Center were among the 2 million people nationwide participating simultaneously in Make A Difference Day activities.
Activities at the center took place Oct. 22-27, which included the remolding of a home for a needy family through Rebuilding Hope; beautifying the lawn and garden at the Area Christians Together in Service Soup Kitchen; and mentoring Head start kids at Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity and Vance County Learning Center. They also collected community donations and organized the food pantry.
The center hosted a food drive in support of Food Lion’s Food Drive Relief Efforts. During the last day of activities, students and staff cleaned up Fox Pond Park by raking leaves and collecting trash.
Make a Difference Day takes place the fourth Saturday of each October. Created by USA Weekend Magazine in 1992, it has grown into the largest community service effort in the nation.
Each year, Job Corps provides approximately 60,000 students with the skills they need to become employable citizens and furthers their development as leaders. This day represents an opportunity for students to build on those skills through community service.