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A new student run organization in Southwest Missouri is being developed to get students more involved in their communities. City Elements is dedicated to getting students of all ages engaged in activities in their communities and in community service. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.
The new group is called City Elements and is sponsored by Community Partnership of the Ozarks. City Elements is an outgrowth of a substance abuse prevention program and also came from the response of students who enjoyed doing community service in the aftermath of last January's ice storm. Amy Evans is the Grants Administrator for Community Partnership. She explains why she believes this program is important.
Community Partnership received two grants to help create the program with area students. The organization has two different focuses: trying to get students involved with activities in their communities and to also get them involved with community service. Evans says that having something to do can keep students out of trouble.
City Elements is actively recruiting students to get involved and to take on leadership roles in the program. Evans says that the program and activities are open to all students.
The organization is still under development but has recently released an activities card highlighting free or low cost events for the winter months. City Elements will have a website up later this month, but until then you can contact Community Partnership for more information by using the link at KSMU.org