phi theta kappa photo collageThe Skyline College Phi Theta Kappa members had a busy summer volunteering in the community. They initiated several community service projects during the spring semester and continued the projects throughout the summer. Continuing their Computer Literacy and Internet Competency for Seniors (CLICS) program, students held training sessions at Magnolia Senior Center to help senior citizens learn to use their smartphones and tablets.

Chapter co-president, Xiaowen Cai, said “CLICS does not only help the seniors catch up with the information age to keep in touch with their family members but also offers volunteers an opportunity to serve the community. This is one of the most constructive and meaningful activities of the Beta Theta Omicron Chapter, and we will definitely pass it along.”

Beta Theta Omicron continued their precollege outreach at South San Francisco Community Learning Center. Chapter members encouraged children to learn science with fun labs making ice cream, silly putty, and baking-soda boats.

Chapter co-president, Thanh Nguyen, said “We had a good time with the kids while building their interest in science. Working with these kids was such a wonderful experience for not only me, but also for the whole group of volunteers. The kids learned about science from us and we learn to be patient and creative from them.”

The team has more community outreach planned for the fall and all Skyline College students are welcome to participate.

Article by Dr. Christine Case

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