9.11 Day of Remembrance and Virtual Volunteer Fair

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Bea Palmer, Program Manager of MiraCosta's Service Learning and Volunteer Center, shares activities done in collaboration with Student Life and Leadership and Associate Student Government in remembrance of September 11.

We held our very first 9.11 Day of Remembrance and Virtual Volunteer Fair. We reflected on the acts of 9.11, offered a moment of silence, and offered a virtual service project where students and staff share their memories of 9.11 and a note of gratitude for our first responders in our community. We encourage you to participate using this link,

Please take a moment to see what our Student Advocates put together, and what our students reflected and shared. We plan to share the notes of gratitude with our local firefighters. 
Here's a summary from our first Virtual Service Learning & Volunteer Fair
  • 3 days, 2 different times (college hour and sunset hours)
  • Community Partners:  15
  • Student/Staff Participants: 70+
On the third day, one of our Service Learning Community Partners, Michele Little, CEO of Beautifully Dying Expo, shared that her brother lost his life while serving as a firefighter at tower 1 on 9.11. It was a very emotional moment, but we were so honored to have her share about her brother. Please take a minute to read about her reflection, I included a photo of her brother.

We had two guest speakers:
  • Captain Jason Shanley, from San Diego Fire Department, currently serves as a recruiter to promote firefighting careers among women and individuals of color (Black and Brown communities)
  • Ruben Major, owner of one of the few EMT online universities, and first responder. You can read about him in the attached note of gratitude we received.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and look at the videos and reflections.

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