Incoming Auburn students start school year engaging in ‘k(no)w poverty?’ Week of Service

Published: August 06, 2021

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Nearly 100 incoming Auburn University Honors College students will participate in the “k(no)w poverty?” Week of Service Aug. 8-13 prior to the start of fall semester. In its eighth year, the week is designed to inspire students to one day eliminate poverty in Alabama.

Students will volunteer with local agencies, experience firsthand the impact of poverty with a simulation activity, hear lectures from regional leaders and service-oriented agencies and participate in activities and peer discussions.

The ‘k(no)w poverty?’ Week of Service is dedicated to education, justice and service. We seek to bring awareness to the causes and consequences of poverty at the national, state and local levels. We empower students to live with empathy and compassion and to build relationships as their most authentic selves with each other and their communities. The Week of Service is a call to action: to better our community through understanding, advocating and helping others who need it most.

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