(Riverton, Wyo.) – Central Wyoming College Second Wind Students have dedicated over 100 hours of service to the community as part of their Co-Curricular credits in the Foundations of Energy and Facilities Maintenance Technician curriculums. The Second Wind program is designed to assist 18-21 year olds who have had a youthful offense make a life change. The program offers students college credit and marketable job skills.
Several community organizations and agencies have been benefiting from the Second Wind volunteer service. The students have assisted the Riverton Tree Board with their tree inventory in City Park and Jaycee Park with an upcoming tree inventory scheduled at Sunset Park on August 26th. The Second Wind students have also provided weeding and trimming services for the Riverton Community Garden located at CWC and along the Rails to Trails landscaped areas. The Fremont County Fairgrounds will benefit as students clean and restore the grounds this week, following the fair. The remainder of their August service learning is filled with mornings helping the Riverton Museum and the Lander Children’s Museum with light maintenance such as clean-up and fence repair.
Additional professional learning opportunities were achieved by booking local speakers in related industries and touring our community resources. Second Wind Students have had the benefit of touring Eagle Bronze, the Carissa Mill and South Pass, the Encana Moneta Divide Project, Devon Energies, Weatherford Tools, and many more. State Representative Lloyd Larsen spoke with the students on July 29th regarding skills and traits they would need to work in the construction arena of Wyoming’s vast energy sector.
CWC feels that service learning and professional learning are an integral part of a credit program and have therefore initiated a new co-curricular opportunity. Second Wind Students are the first students to complete their co-curricular credits at CWC.
–Provided by Central Wyoming College, a County10 Community Partner