All Kinds of News for March 07, 2018
Foundations Asheville, a transitional living program for young men ages 18-24, works closely with Asheville, NC based non-profit organizations on a weekly basis. In the past two months, students took part in service projects including cleaning debris from the French Broad river with RiverLink and Asheville Greenworks, organizing donations with Manna Food Bank and building trail systems for the Verner Center for Early Learning, a local day care center for young children.
“Service projects help students take part in something larger than themselves,” comments Zac Beyers, Experiential Education Coordinator at Foundations Asheville. “Additionally, it provides them with work experience that they can add to their resume. While taking part in service work, students have the opportunity to interact with other volunteers, developing friendships and getting the chance to network within the local community."
In addition to river clean ups, food banks, and building trail systems, students have worked with local retirement communities and soup kitchens as a part of their community service projects.
"The Foundations team works hard to make these experiences enjoyable and meaningful for students,” says Beyers. “These service projects can open doors and employment opportunities students wouldn’t otherwise have."
About Foundations Asheville
Foundations Asheville is a transitional living community located in Asheville, North Carolina. Foundations supports young men between the ages of 18-24 through the process of transitioning into adulthood by helping them gain confidence and motivation within a structured, individualized community environment. While at Foundations, young men gain skills to succeed academically, socially, and in the workforce.