Honors Student Organization interacts with children during Easter basket project service activity

The Alcorn Honors Student Organization members conducted an Easter basket project service activity with the Department of Child Development’s children Wednesday, April 1st at the Child Development Laboratory Center.

The 27 Easter baskets that were created by the members of the Honors Student Organization and given to the children contained a small stuffed rabbit, pencils, stickers, plastic eggs and individually wrapped candy. The organization's members also conducted group demonstration sessions that included a book reading, bunny hop game, and coloring book activity. This project was a great way for the student members to interact with the children and bring smiles to their faces. The children ranged from ages six weeks to five years old.

Arthur Owens, who is the director of the Alcorn’s Child Development Laboratory Center, mentioned how the project brought attention to their department and its children.

“I feel this was a great project because it gives all of us the exposure we need. Working together is very important. We need more organizations to shine light on our youth. The Alcorn State University Child Development Laboratory Center is our foundation for the youth here on campus,” said Owens.

Dr. Wandra Arrington, assistant director of the Honors Curriculum Program, thought the students’ participation in the project was a great gesture.

“I really love this community service project because this is a great way for the Alcorn Honors Student Organization members to bring educational awareness and Easter treats to children at the Child Development Laboratory Center,” said Arrington.

This activity was sponsored through the Alcorn State University Honors Student Organization. For more information on the Honors Student Organization, please contact Dr. Wandra Arrington at 601-877-6138 or 6139 or [email protected].

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