Hampton University’s Mr. Senior, Brandon Starkes, and six other Hamptonians participated in the “Help the Homeless” walk in Washington, D.C. in November. The walk is sponsored by FannieMae, which donates $50 to the cause for each person on a team who participates. Students raised money on an off campus to cover travel expenses to the District of Columbia.
“My main focal point as (Mr. Senior) was to do community service projects,” Starkes said. “I wanted to offer some good publicity for the university due to all the negative publicity we’ve gotten lately. It’s important for us to be seen in the light that is most consistent with us.”
Money raised from the event will go to charitable organizations in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, according to the Help the Homeless website. HU students’ contribution was $700.
Are you interested in spending your summer abroad? Do you enjoy interacting with children? Then you might be interested in becoming a part of the Summer Camp Adventure Program through the Hampton University International Office.
Nearly 25 years ago, the Camp Adventure Program blossomed out of a partnership between the University of Northern Iowa and the Department of Defense to provide camp counselors on foreign U.S. military bases. The program has now expanded to include students from more than 80 colleges and universities. Students are assigned to foreign military bases throughout the world, serving as teachers or counselors at child development centers, teen centers, and day camps or as lifeguards.