Saturday, August 24th, 2013
As part of New Student Orientation, all incoming students participate in a five kilometer walk through Davidson to learn about the town's history, community partnerships, and each other.
Throughout the walk, students develop an awareness of social issues and key resources in the community, as well as the range of ways in which they can become involved. This range includes the many advocacy, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, community-based learning, social action, and community service programs offered by Davidson College that address what it means to be civically engaged.
Also, the walk offers the opportunity for students to meet one another through conversations about civic engagement, and to know that these conversations can continue throughout the rest of their Davidson careers. These connections are largely initiated through the relationship with a community partner who will serve as the beneficiary for the walk. Incoming students are encouraged to raise $3 for each kilometer of the walk in support of this organization to unite together in support of a common goal for the morning.
The beneficiary of the 9th Annual Orientation Service Walk will be the Eliminate Davidson Digital Divide (E3D) initiative, which is a partnership between the Town of Davidson, The Ada Jenkins Center and Davidson College to eliminate the digital divide for all families in our area. To learn more about this initiative, visit http://davidsonnews.net/blog/2013/02/27/e3ds-goal-eliminate-davidsons-digital-divide/.