Students host CommUNITY Cares Day on October 23

Wake Forest University School of Law students are planning a “CommUNITY Cares Day” from  9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Kimberley Park Elementary School, 1701 Cherry St., in Winston-Salem.

“The school has told us that we will be doing some planting around the school, painting blacktop and sidewalks at the new pre-kindergarten playground and just doing general clean-up of the school grounds,” said event organizer Katharine Seal (’12).

 “For those of you who haven’t participated before, CCD is a fairly new tradition to the law school where we as law students take time out of our busy schedules to give back to our community by helping the parents, students, and teachers of Kimberley Park beautify their building and campus,” Seal said.  “The parents and teachers are always extremely grateful for our help, and the kids absolutely love being able to spend time with the law students.”  

Last spring, more than 70 students, faculty and staff from the law school and Kimberley Park worked together to improve the school’s grounds by completing landscaping and other beautification and educational projects.

CommUNITY Cares Day is organized by the law school Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) and co-sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta (PAD).

In addition to this event, YAG members spend time helping local youth in several other ways, such as tutoring, recreational coaching and even representation of children in domestic disputes.