At Ross, each campus works hard to promote and encourage giving back to the community. The students at Ross Medical Education Center in Erlanger, Kentucky campus are always proud to give their time and hard work to bettering the lives of members of their community. This March, in honor of March is Reading Month, the Ross Erlanger students set up a book drive called Books of Love to benefit local Bright Days Child Development Center in Newport, Kentucky.
According to their website, “Bright Days Child Development Center is a nationally accredited, 3 STAR Rated learning environment for children ages six weeks to 12 years old at all income levels. Children who attend receive individualized classroom instruction from highly qualified staff who utilize developmentally appropriate, researched based curriculum.” Although this learning center is for all income levels, most of the children come from lower income households. Oftentimes, that means that they may not have the same books and resources available to them that are so necessary for their development.
After hosting the drive, on March 24th, students from the Erlanger Medical Assistant program surprised the children and dropped off a box of over 50 books. They then spent quality time reading to and playing with the children. The students and the children had such a good time that the campus is considering making this an annual event for this campus. “It is always nice to give back to the community, especially to children who may need a shoulder to lean on or just someone to talk to,” shared Office Assistant Nathan Cottrell.
The students were thrilled to get to visit the children and spend some time reading to them. One student, Tara Williams, stated, “we loved all the babies. It was fun reading to the kids and seeing them smile!” Her classmate Ashley Graber agreed, “it was nice interacting with the kids and seeing them get excited about the books.”