Future Educators Host Children’s Festival on West Campus

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses

A part of Educators Rising @ Valencia West’s (ERVW) core mission is to collaborate with and support our local community. Members and volunteers of ERVW — an organization for students interested in teaching and education — had the chance to do just that at the end of last year when they organized Valencia College’s First Annual Children’s Festival. On Friday, November 30, 2018, a group of students and faculty transformed Parking Lots A and B into a fun, educational, play space for young children and their families.

“In addition to planning and leading approximately 25 activities including art, writing, dance, face painting and science,” shared Paula DaSilva, professor, education, and Educators Rising @ Valencia West advisor, “students from West Campus and Osceola Campus did a great job securing food donations and ensuring a fun day for many of the families they hope to work with in the near future.”

Thank you to Student Development for funding the event.

The club is currently working on future, high-impact events including a dress-making workshop to benefit local children, a visit to Harbor House and a field day at a local Boys and Girls Club. If interested in learning more about these as well as other events, please email edurising.valenciawest@gmail.com.

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