West Virginia Wesleyan College is gearing up for IMPACT Day today.
Today the college will close offices and cancel classes in order to pay homage to the community.
Formerly Do Good Day, IMPACT Day stands for Inspire-Model-Purpose-Action-Challenge-Teamwork and is a time for faculty, staff, and students to engage in a variety of meaningful activities to help the community.
Today, faculty, staff, and students will gather together teams to complete activities between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. These activities, including campus beautification projects and workshops for local elementary school students, will be completing for points, with each team racing toward a $200 gift card prize.
The winning team will be recognized at the Closing Ceremony at 7 p.m. in Wesley Chapel.
One of the biggest activities Wesleyan will be taking on for IMPACT Day is hosting 350 elementary school students, who will attend workshops to learn about trending topics such as physical fitness and nutrition.
Teams are also encouraged to bring canned goods that will be donated to the Parish House at the conclusion of the event.
"It is an important day for us to interact with the local elementary school students as well as to celebrate the Wesleyan community," said Jessica Wagner, leadership and service program assistant for the Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development. "Our hope for this day is that students will come out to serve the Wesleyan and Buckhannon communities for a good cause."
For more information on IMPACT Day, email IMPACT@wvwc.edu.