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Stanford students serving the community on Halloween
STANFORD -- On Oct. 31, hundreds of Stanford students will volunteer thousands of hours for Bay Area agencies as a part of the ninth annual campus- wide service day called "Reach Out Today."
The goal of "Reach Out Today" is to give Stanford students a taste of public service and to educate them, on a personal level, about issues that affect both the local and the national community.
The 40 projects designed by agencies and organized by Stanford dormitories include:
A week of dorm-based education programs on topics related to projects will precede the Saturday of "Reach Out Today." Speakers will address how the upcoming presidential elections will affect the agenda for the environment, how homelessness affects the mentally ill, children and veterans, and how modern politics affects public service.
"Reach Out Today" is sponsored by the Stanford Volunteer Network, a student-run organization located in the Haas Center for Public Service, which promotes public service opportunities on the Stanford campus. Through such programs, more than 70 percent of Stanford undergraduates participate in service during their college careers.
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