April 14, 2015
MGA Junior Bri’Yanna Glenn Gives Back to the Youth at the Community Church of God
Great things are happening through the Center for Applied Research and Education. Several weeks ago, Reverend Jason McClendon requested student volunteers to work with local urban youth in the Pleasant Hill area. Dr. Emmie Jackson made the announcements in several sociology classes, and Health Sciences student Bri’Yanna Glenn answered the call for volunteers. During the Spring 2015 semester for two afternoons per week, Bri’Yanna read to third grade boys and girls, helped with homework assignments, passed out snacks, and assisted with arts and crafts at the Community Church of God.
Bri’Yanna genuinely has a heart for children because she understands what it is like to have limited opportunities. “Being able to work with children,” is what led this Junior Nursing student to do this work. When asked about her motivation, she said, “I receive some of the greatest rewards by just being able to help the children.”
Bri’Yanna tried hard to keep the eight to ten year olds entertained, “so they wouldn’t be bored,” because she knows what it is like to want to have fun and excitement. Some children from the Macon area will never have the benefit of having access to college students who look like them. Bri’Yanna Glenn is a role model who walks the talk of giving back to a community in need.
Way to go, Bri’Yanna. Keep up the great work!
January 12, 2014
Middle Georgia State University is pleased to announce the Center for Applied Research and Education! This new initiative allows the new School of Arts and Sciences, and
the Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice to bring social science research to the various community organizations. Community partners and the social
science faculty will use high quality methodologies to help those partners answer their research needs, while providing students with direct experience working in community
research and consulting.