When the Peer Mentors at Washington College hosted the children of the local Horizons program for a morning of fun and games on November 2, they managed to sneak in some learning, too. The nonprofit Horizons of Kent County provides six weeks of academic and cultural enrichment for children from low-income families each summer. Play Days at Washington College, held once each semester, help the children stay in touch with each other and program director Connie Schroth during the school year. The Peer Mentors plan and orchestrate all the activities, which include games, science experiments, classroom time and lunch in the Dining Hall. To learn more about this event, read the news story.
How does a democratic society, facing serious threats of terrorism, strike the right balance between the government’s need for secrecy and the public’s right to know? In a special event at Washington College, one of the nation’s preeminent investigative journalists and a top security analyst who has served in the front lines of counter-terrorism efforts will offer their answers and perspectives.
On February 17, 2012, Service Council hosted a Post Secret event in honor of Mental Health Awareness week, posting over 100 secrets that Washington College students wrote throughout the week.