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Broadview University-Layton students gather clothes for those less fortunate

Published on April 17, 2015 by Bob Trewartha

Broadview University-Layton has a great student body. The students are always helping others both through the classroom service learning projects and on their own time.  Bob Trewartha’s Applied Ethics class was a great example of that ‘We Care’ attitude, raising clothing donations, valued over $1000.  The amount was secondary to the passionate cause, as the clothing will help homeless youth and families in crisis through the OUTreach resource centers in Ogden.  The OUTreach Resource centers do a fantastic job in helping our community, but can always use a hand to complete their mission. Turner C. Bitton, Director of Development for the OUTreach Resource centers stated “Every year OUTreach serves so many youth ever year. Many of them come to us without quality and seasonally appropriate clothing. Donations like those from Broadview University give us an opportunity to provide clothing in a cost-effective manner.”

Some special Broadview students helping those in need.

Some special Broadview students helping those in need.

Broadview’s Applied Ethics class is designed to give students an understanding of ethical issues, decision making processes and a sense of community.  Several of our students, including paralegal student Amy Wilding who stated “It was really fun having a chance to work together to get all this clothing for people who really need it.” worked very hard to make this program a success. The entire campus came together, students from the massage, business, paralegal, medical assisting and information technology programs all chipped in to make it a great success.

The applied and service learning programs from Broadview University are designed to give our students experiences that emphasize application of concepts learned in the classroom.  It also gives the students a sense of community, as we all are part of something larger than just ourselves. If you want to participate in a Service or Applied learning project give us a call at Broadview University at 801-304-4224 and ask for Bob Trewartha.

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