The Garrison Forest Elsie Foster Jenkins ’53 Endowment Fund for Community Service program supports a variety of Service League community outreach initiatives and has sent over 80 Jenkins Fellows to over 31 countries and communities, positively impacting hundreds of lives. From teaching students math in Uganda to creating a dance movement program for children living at the House of Ruth Maryland, our Jenkins Fellows exemplify the GFS Core Value, Be Compassionate.
This year's program was held from July 5-14 and saw 14 students dedicate two weeks of community service to the Baltimore, Md. community. In partnership with Help Heal Humanity, our students traveled to Paul's Place, St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore, House of Ruth, Chase Brexton Health Care, TALMAR Horticultural Therapy farm and Health Care for the Homeless.
Our Jenkins Fellows also got to participate in engaging speaker sessions that discussed topics like human trafficking, business philanthropy, homelessness, maintaining an ethical compass and more.
We are incredibly grateful to Help Heal Humanity and our community partners and faculty for making this program so meaningful for our students!
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