Jul 13 2022
Several New River Community College students in Floyd County are spending their summer giving back to their community.
Gracenne Clinger, Briana Turman, and Skyler Beckner have spent time recently completing volunteer service hours at Floyd County High School. The students are part of NRCC’s Access to Community College Education (ACCE) program, an economic development public/private partnership that makes college available debt-free to high school and homeschooled graduates by funding NRCC tuition for two years. Part of the ACCE program includes students giving back to their local community through volunteer service.
"We’ve actually been having a lot of fun while being able to give back to the high school that did so much for us while we were students,” said Clinger.
Working under the supervision of Floyd County High School assistant principal, Travis Cantrell, and the janitorial staff, students Clinger, Turman, and Beckner have been working to clean lockers, classrooms, locker rooms, help move teachers’ their belongings to the new addition to the school, and paint classrooms and hallways.
ACCE will support the youth of participating counties by making college within reach. With the support of ACCE, students will graduate from NRCC prepared to join the workforce or transfer to a four-year university without college debt. ACCE supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program. For more information about ACCE at NRCC, visit www.nr.edu/acce.