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250 Local College Students Share Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle with Day to Engage


Danville, VA-- For hundreds of college students on the Southside, Thursday was all about giving back to the community. 

It's called Day to Engage, and it had 250 students scattered around Danville doing community service projects.

Day to Engage is organized by the Danville Regional Foundation and Engage Dan River Region.

It has happened before, but this time it was a little different. It was all about engaging in a healthy lifestyle.

Students from Averett University and Danville Community College spent hours at both the Danville Area Boys and Girls Club and the Cardinal Village Youth Center, working on community gardens.

They also passed fresh produce and healthy recipes in three different neighborhoods, and worked on art projects promoting Autism awareness.

The really fun part was in the evening. They partnered with Danville Parks and Recreation at the Carrington Pavilion for Play to Engage. It was a time for fun and some sports activities with area youth. 

"It's important to give back to the community, especially the community that serves us so well. It puts pride for those who live here, especially in this neighborhood. Also, it's service learning. You can learn more about yourself and more about others by serving others," said Brittany Kelly, a volunteer with Day to Engage.

Students at Piedmont Community College also started a community garden on their campus today. 


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