Campus School Volunteers of Boston College Raise $111K for Campus School
On Friday, November 9th, students, faculty, and staff from the Boston College Campus School (BCCS) gathered outside of the Lynch School of Education for the annual spirit day celebration. The Campus School Volunteers of Boston College (CSVBC), an official undergraduate club, presented the Campus School with donation of $111,000, which they raised through a series of events including a broom hockey tournament, running the Boston Marathon, the annual Campus School classic golf tournament, and through performances by the Boston College Dance Ensemble. For the past seven years the Campus School Volunteers have raised over $100,000 annually for the school.
Boston College varsity athletes greeted students.
Maureen Kenny, Interim Dean of the Lynch School of Education, Don Ricciato, Boston College Campus School Director, and Sean Schofield, Boston College Campus School Volunteer Coordinator, thanked the many students who continually supported the program.
"I am continually impressed with the efforts of our students who volunteer and fundraise for the Campus school. These students embody the social justice mission of the Lynch School by using their time and talents to better the human condition,” said Dean Kenny. “The Spirit Day event is a wonderful opportunity to honor and celebrate the student volunteers and to introduce the Campus School students to the Boston College undergraduate student volunteers and athletes who work so hard to support the school.”
The Boston College Campus School is a private, non-profit, publicly funded, special education day school for students ages 3-21 with multiple disabilities. Many of the school’s students also have complex healthcare needs. The Campus School Volunteers of Boston College participate in a variety of initiatives ranging from the “buddy committee” which pairs BC student with Campus School students to spend at least one hour a week with each other, to literacy programs, to the organization of interactive events.
The Boston College Campus School was founded in 1970 to provide special education and related services to youths with severe multiple disabilities whose needs were not being met in their own community school programs, and as a training site for Boston College students. The program provides student-centered, educational, therapeutic and healthcare services in a school-based setting to promote student growth in a stimulating environment.
To find out about volunteer opportunities at the campus school please contact Sean Schofield at firstname.lastname@example.org.