Dr. Jennifer Mize Smith’s Small Group Communication class at WKU is taking a role in helping the community by building a new bookshelf and painting classrooms for the Hope House.
The class project is part of The $100 Solution™ service-learning program that utilizes course learning objectives combined with the five principles of service-learning to answer a central question for students: With this $100 bill, what can I do to enhance quality of life for others.
WKU students Haley Miller, Shirelle Williams, Dillon Sidebottom, Brian Harris and Krystal Onyekwuluje proposed a project working with the Hope House earlier this semester and received approval to begin the project this month.
Miller said the bookshelf wasn’t the group’s first idea. “We originally chose the Hope House to work with its backpack program, but after finding out the program was well advanced, we asked Nathan what else can we do to help,” Miller said.
The four students will apply their painting and carpentry skills to give the Hope House freshly painted walls and a new durable shelf to hold their classroom supplies. The students will also attend Hope House’s Lifestyle Class to learn more about the programs they offer.
Director of Operations Nathan Mattingly said: “It is a blessing to have the Hope House and that we try to help our community get financial stable.”
Hope House is a nonprofit organization in Bowling Green that offers the community support and many different programs for those in need around our area.
The WKU student group will complete the project over the next few weeks. For information about the project, contact Haley Miller at (270) 392-8550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.