Our Mount Ida faculty, staff, and students participated at NewtonSERVES, a day of community service in Newton, Massachusetts on April 28, 2013. More than 40+ volunteers from the Mount Ida Football team, Diversity and Inclusion Office, the Health Center and Student Affairs served our college well at Newton South High School by completing service projects, including picking up trash, planting flowers, and spreading mulch across the entire campus.
Keeping Community Volunteers Entertained
During the service event, the Mount Ida Football team proved to be not only dedicated volunteers, but entertainers. Our team of students broke into an impromptu rap song about bananas that made everyone eager to get to work in the sunny 68 degree weather. Newton residents, local Church groups, and students and parents from Newton South High School were thankful for the singing and dancing that brought a fun, lighthearted vibe to community’s day of hard work.
Key Highlights from the Day of Service:
- Filling 25 clear plastic bags of trash from Newton South High School
- Collecting debris of yard waste and weeds to clear the campus
- Picking up more perennials to plant at the building’s front entrance
- Joining over 80 volunteers to make a difference at the site
Watch Mount Ida in Newton’s College Documentary
Take a look at the following video on the City of Newton’s website that features four of our recent graduates talking about NewtonSERVES and the value of a college education. Alumni are as follows: Monica Johnson, Interior Design major; Jake Davis, Biology major; Tre Wilkerson-Glover; Hospitality Management major; and Alex Milot, Business Administration major. Mount Ida College, along with Lasell College, Boston College, Newton North High School and Newton South High School, were invited to showcase the benefits of a college education to local high school students.