Thursday, 20 October 2011 by Thomas Tavaziva
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Belton Christian Youth Center combined efforts and resources to achieve a common goal of maintaining a clean and safe environment for children at BCYC in a project called Reaching Out.
Shaina Ryan, Director of Spiritual Life for the Student Government Association at UMHB, led a group of students that helped perform several tasks around the BCYC playgrounds and classrooms.
The students helped clean all the classrooms and swept all the buses and vans on Oct. 8. The community service took place all throughout Confederate Park.
Student Government Association exemplified UMHB's spirit of service by getting involved in an endeavor to improve the community.
Ryan, who is proud of the relationship between BCYC, was pleased with the efforts of UMHB and hopes to continue working together with BCYC.
BCYC Public Relations and Development Director Diana Moore, was thrilled with the efforts of the students.
Moore said that the community service was not just beneficial to BCYC but also the entire city of Belton.
"The BCYC staff wants to thank all the students who worked so hard to clean up our classrooms and our playgrounds," Moore said.
BCYC has been caring for children around Belton and surrounding areas for nearly three decades and has been heavily dependent on the support of local organizations for financial support and volunteering assistance.