Park Scholars Make Connections

Park Scholars, driven by their passion for service, find and connect with underserved individuals and communities; Park Scholars use their media and communications talents to empower others to find their voices and realize their dreams. In addition to group service, all Park Scholars individually find additional causes with which they feel connected personally.

In 2022, Park Scholars volunteered individually with a wide range of community organizations. Their contributions included teaching young thespians in a local youth theatre group, building homes and promoting the work of Habitat for Humanity, providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, assisting young readers at the Tompkins County Public Library, mentoring young horticulturists at the Ithaca Children’s Garden, coaching young athletes and helping promote the programs of the Ithaca Youth Sports Bureau, and showing the members of Ithaca High School’s TV Club how to create socially responsible and meaningful content. Park Scholars also tutored and mentored individuals of all ages throughout the community; Park Scholars studying on the Ithaca campus met with students in person, as Park Scholars studying abroad carried out virtual tutoring.