ACC Mentor Invites Mentee to Participate in Turkey Distribution

Submitted by Izaac Mikael M. Alba, ACC, CTN Intern

As the autumn leaves begin to fall and as pumpkin spice fills the air, Thanksgiving arrives, and with it comes a celebration full of smiles and togetherness with loved ones, great food, and the feeling of gratitude. Thanksgiving, however, while embodying all those things also embodies the spirit of giving, which is why ACC holds an annual Turkey Distribution.

This year, I was invited by my ASCENDER Mentor Barbara Jorge, to take part in this annual donation drive where students, teachers, and other ACC staff help in distributing turkeys to those who are in need. This took place on November 17 at the ACC Hays campus, where the event coordinators led us to sort out the supplies, plan out the route for picking up the turkeys, and overall make the drive feel open and friendly. I, along with Barbara, was tasked with directing people who wanted to pick up turkeys by giving them directions. I also got to wear a turkey suit which was funny to Barbara.

At the end of the event, they were able to serve 375 households with the turkeys they needed to properly celebrate this wonderful holiday. This experience is one I am thankful for because seeing the amount of people we were able to help made me even more excited for Thanksgiving Day to arrive. Best believe I’ll be there next year for ACC’s 5th annual distribution.

Related Posts

Our Training Has Helped Professors Close the Opportunity Gap

Students taught by CTN-trained faculty earn more degrees and spend less on their education.