The Orientation Community Walk introduces incoming students to the strong value for civic engagement Davidson College instills. By participating in the walk, students learn about and demonstrate a commitment to partnerships, issues that are central to our community and the range of ways in which they can become engaged with the Davidson community. The walk also offers opportunities for students to meet one another and understand that conversations around civic engagement can continue throughout the rest of their Davidson careers. The 5 kilometer walk through town will take place on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 20.
This year's walk will explore childhood literacy and benefit the LEARN Works program at the Ada Jenkins Center. The LEARN Works program is an afterschool program for over 120 underserved youth in grades one through eight, which promotes academic development, fosters personal growth, and provides inspiring enrichment experiences. Roughly 90 percent of youth enrolled in LEARN Works qualify for free and reduced lunch.
Your $15 donation will provide a student with science, history, art and math enrichment opportunities for the entire year. For just $30, you can provide academic skill building workbooks for three students for the entire year. Learn more about how you can support this effort (PDF) or download our fundraising forms (PDF).