Students Assisting Students holds first meeting

Posted on 12 September 2017 by Ian Schrauth

 

Everyone needs some help

By: Will Murry
Staff Writer

 

The Students Assisting Students club was formed through the Student Assistant Program. Claire Martin, vice president of the Student Affairs Office, had the idea of bringing the opportunities to help students and the STLCC community to the students themselves. SAS was created to give students an opportunity to volunteer and give their peers at STLCC a sense of community.

“Our mission is to foster a support system among students that withstands any personal or academic mishaps a student is likely to face,” said Mariah Lindsey, SAS President.

Lindsey, a sophomore at Meramec, is also  the SAP community outreach leader.7

Although still in its infancy, SAS already has many programs lined up in their club activity calendar. First on the list is a ‘Brown Bag Café’ where students sit in a circle and discuss such topics as social justice, how to be successful in college, or just simply what’s on the mind of attendees. Anything said during these sessions will be received without judgement. SAS plans to create and maintain an environment where students can feel comfortable talking about personal issues and experiences, social issues and general matters of social importance without judgement being passed upon them.

“SAS wants to make a name for themselves as the club that is known for contributing to the community and serving others” said Lindsey.

According to  Lindsey, SAS’s goal is to stress the importance of community service, and to remind students of the importance of self-care so they can excel as both individuals and as role models for fellow students. All community service opportunities will be discussed and decided upon within the first few club meetings. All members are encouraged to share any ideas for community service projects that could be of interest to the club.

SAS had its first meeting on Sept. 11. Individuals were chosen to fill the roles of vice president, treasurer and secretary. Other topics included discussing what community service opportunities members could participate in, including food and donation drives.

Students Assisting Students meets biweekly from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  in Student Center, Room 125, located just past the cafeteria kitchen entrance, through the double doors and to the left. For more details contact president Mariah Lindsey or club advisor Claire Martin.

 

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