Friday, December 9, 2011

Winter Wonderland

    On Saturday, December 3rd, the Mentoring Programs Winter Wonderland Party filled Cataldo Hall with smiles of joy. The Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL) joined with a myriad of volunteer mentors to create a Winter Wonderland Party for over 350 kids involved in both Campus Kids and Connections programs. 

     The Winter Wonderland is a heartfelt time of fellowship for the student mentors in these programs as well as for the mentees and their family members. This event provided a time for mentors to bond with their mentee’s family and share in the Christmas holiday spirit.

      The Winter Wonderland provides an opportunity for mentees and their family to come and enjoy presents, crafts, eat pizza and bond with their mentor outside of the typical after-school setting.

      Senior Campus Kids mentor, Stefanie Watson expressed, “Seeing their faces light up for the simple activities that we take for granted is rewarding.” Mentors and mentees took pictures together and decorated frames that the mentees took home,  a reminder of the fun memories they shared at Winter Wonderland.

CCASL would like to thank Gonzaga's BBT (Big Bing Theory) vocal club for their cheerful performance. For more information check out CCASL's mentoring programs and ways to get more involved!