Aug. 18, 2010
This year FSU Athletics had an outstanding year on the community service side of things. With the implementation of Community Service INITIATIVE 19, volunteer hours nearly doubled from last year.
In all, student-athletes served close to 6,800 hours of community service for the 2009-10 academic school year. Additionally, 12 of our 19 teams had 100% team participation, with the total team participation average increasing from 76% to 81%.
Ten of our sports teams also completed over 250 hours of service, with four of those teams completing over 500 hours of service. All together, 488 of our 572 students-athletes volunteered their time and service to a variety of events, activities, and organizations this academic school year.
Overall, our students-athletes reached nearly 120,000 youth in and around Tallahassee.
Here are just a few community service opportunities Florida State student-athletes have given their time and service to:
1. Mentoring at local elementary schools
2. Speaking to youth groups about the importance of education to local elementary schools
3. Able Trust: Leadership Youth Forum
4. Let Us Play- FSU Women Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser
5. Supporting the Special Olympics
6. Dance Marathon- Miracle Family Network
7. Celebrity Waiter- Dick Howser Foundation
8. Red Ribbon Week- “Say No to Drugs” campaign
9. Collecting funds for Haiti Relief
10. Tobacco Free Florida Campaign
11. Get Carded- Organ Donor campaign
12. FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) Encouragement
13. Commit to be Fit!
14. Seminole Book Challenge
15. Relay for Life
16. Summer Reading Academy
17. 21st Century Summer Program- Math/Science Initiative
18. Celebrating “Student Appreciation Day”
The Office of Student Services continuously strives to establish a commitment of service to others as a foundation for a balances student-athlete lifestyle.