Record Number Participates in Biannual Day of Service

Nov. 2, 2006

by Angela Best, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961

Steppin' Out, Baylor's biannual day of service, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in various locations throughout the Waco community.

A record 3,000 will be participating in this semester's service day, with 80 student and community organizations involved.

Steppin' Out participants will be placed throughout the community painting houses, planting gardens, cleaning creeks and working with Waco agencies, such as CARITAS, Compassion Ministries and the Waco Family Abuse Center.

According to its Web site, the mission of Steppin' Out is to enhance student involvement in community service with the hopes of attaining community awareness, interaction and collaboration between Baylor and the Waco community.

Steppin' Out also "seeks to provide opportunities for experiential learning, civic leadership and social responsibility."

"Service is a lifestyle, and our hope is that students will walk away from Steppin' Out with a desire to continue to serve the community," said Andrew Ginakis, Steppin' Out steering committee member.

Steppin' Out is one of the largest community service projects on American college campuses and is nationally recognized for its commitment to service.

For more information about Steppin' Out, contact the Steppin' Out steering committee at 710-3199.

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