An outreach effort by college students from across Nebraska will benefit the Emerson-Hubbard Public Schools on Saturday, Nov. 5. College student volunteers – all of them teachers-to-be – will paint bleachers, walls and playground equipment; trim shrubs; clean classrooms; wash windows and do a general cleanup of school grounds.
The “Outreach to Teach” volunteer project has been organized by leaders of the Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN), a 60-year-old affiliate of the Nebraska State Education Association. About 100 students are expected to attend.
“This project is always great fun for SEAN members. We also hope that the work we do enhances the learning that goes on in these schools,” said Denton Beacom, a Wayne State College senior and SEAN state president. Beacom is an elementary education major and is also seeking an endorsement in reading and writing.
The work at both the elementary school and secondary school will begin at about 9 a.m. Volunteers hope to finish around 3 p.m.
SEAN membership includes about 1,500 college students who are education majors at 17 institutions of higher education across the state. The Nebraska State Education Association, founded in 1867, has nearly 28,000 members.
WHERE:Emerson-Hubbard Elementary School; Emerson-Hubbard High School
WHEN:Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
TIME:9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT KEYNOTE: The project is part of SEAN’s annual Fall Conference. The conference kicks off on Friday, Nov. 4, with a 7 p.m. dinner at the Kanter Student Center on the Wayne State College campus. Keynoting the event at about 7:45 p.m. is Trev Alberts, athletic director at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a former All American football player. Also speaking briefly will be Ashley Muscarella, national chair of the NEA Student Program.