URI undergraduates buddy up with
Providence school children
KINGSTON, R.I. -- April 7, 1999 -- University of Rhode Island undergraduates
paired up with Providence school children recently for an afternoon of drawing
pictures, reading and listening to a storyteller.
It was all part of URI,s Book Buddy program, sponsored by the Feinstein
Center for Service Learning. The Book Buddy program is designed to motivate
inner city children to stay in school and attend college. The youngsters,
all students at the Community Preparatory School in South Providence, had
never been on a college campus before.
The Book Buddy program is just one of several community service projects
underway at the Feinstein Center for Service Learning, created in 1995 from
an endowment donated by the philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein. Other projects
include Rhode Island Reads and the Clearinghouse for Volunteers.
For More Information: Ann MacDonald, 874-2116