Day on the Quad is an opportunity for students to get connected with services, clubs and organizations on campus. On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Aggies Elevated was part of Day on the Quad.
We set up a booth on the south side of the Quad near the Family Life building. Aggies Elevated students, mentors and volunteers staffed the booth in two hour shifts to spread the word about the program and recruit volunteers. In all, more than three dozen new volunteers signed on to provide support to our students as study group tutors, on-call tutors or just to “hang out.”
“It was great to see so many students out wanting to get involved,” said Aggies Elevated Program Director Sarah Bodily. “It gave us a great venue to recruit volunteers from many disciplines. We’ll do it again next year!”
Aggies Elevated at Utah State University believes that all individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to meaningful employment, lifelong learning, self-determination and full community inclusion. Utilizing the MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder to Independence, Maturity & Balance) person-centered planning model, Aggies Elevated students, along with invited family members and/or other stakeholders, will chart their own paths toward independence within an individualized framework of supports that identifies challenges, builds on individual strengths and encourages personal responsibility.