Volunteers from LPS and UNL continue service after Trio Day celebrations

Trio Day

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — On Saturday, around the country people celebrated Trio Day, a holiday dedicated to helping the communities they are a part of.

Continuing their acts of service into Sunday, Trio Upward Bound and students from Lincoln Public Schools aided The Clyde Malone Center by cleaning the grounds and building.

Students showed up in groups and were separated to divide and conquer tasks like organizing bookshelves or cleaning the gymnasium floor.

Tyrina Webster, a representative from the Malone Center and Trio Alumni, said it was great to see a new generation of service people.

“It’s great just being able to see what their program is doing for kids,”she said. “Instead of being in it, you see it structured for kids to be leaders.”

Trio Day is traditionally held on the fourth Saturday of February in honor of programs put in place to help underserved communities.

Jamil Funnah, a UNL graduate student and Upward Bound member, said service projects vary from year to year but always aim to help the Lincoln community.

“We go out and do acts of community service whether that is a big project or like here where we come in and clean,” he said.

Sunday’s volunteers made sure to leave the Malone Center looking ready for Monday classes.

For more information visit The Malone Center and Trio Upward Bound’s website.


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