From DWU Students- “Why is it important to be involved in your community?”

A post from our workstudy student, Jordon Pond.

I interviewed some DWU students and asked them the question: “Why is it important to be involved in your community?”

Rachel: “Your community is your support system. You have to be involved to have a say. You get out what you put in. If you help the community, the community will help you. If you want to change the world, you have to start at home.”

J: “What do you mean by “start at home?””

Rachel: “Starting at home means starting small and start locally.”

Autumn: “You should be involved because it creates opportunities, connections, and experiences that would otherwise be missed.”

J: “What do you mean by “would otherwise be missed?””

Autumn: “For example, I was involved in a community organization that led me to a job and ultimately toward my career path.”

Tom: “Being involved can form friendships and can help build relationships for future job…Connections to other people.”

CiCi: “Being involved in the community is important because your community provides you opportunities to grow and be a part of something bigger than just your family and friends. Being involved in the community allows individuals to encounter different perspectives and views then they are traditionally exposed to.”