Community Day: games, sports, food and fellowship
Randolph-Macon College student organization One Change (formerly Brothers for Change)
hosted Community Day on March 16, 2013. The day-long event took place in the
Brock Sports and Recreation Center. Terry Clark II ’13
serves as president of One Change.
Children ages 5-17 joined One Change members for a day of games, sports, food and
fellowship. Participants also had the opportunity to
tour the R-MC campus. This year’s guest speaker was NAACP Deacon LaSalle
The mission of One Change, which was founded in 2005, is to promote leadership,
diversity and responsibility. Community service is one of the group’s primary goals.
Each year, One Change members present Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts to
families in need and rake leaves for elderly citizens. One Change also has an afterschool
mentorship program at Henry Clay Elementary School in Hanover County. Each week,
One Change members work with children in the school’s Positive Action Club, a prevention
program for children in grades K through 5.
Jayme Watkins, coordinator of the Students Engaged in Responsible Volunteer Experiences
(SERVE) program, praises
One Change’s dedication and community spirit.
“This kind of mentorship—with R-MC students serving as role models for youngsters—is
a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved,” says Watkins. “The One Change members
provide fellowship to younger members of our larger community, and having Deacon
McCoy at the event was an honor.”
In 2011-12, R-MC students collectively amassed over 10,000 volunteer hours. Students
in Fraternity and Sorority Life contributed more than 5,000 hours of collective
service to the community, collected 550 pounds of canned food, donated 35 school-supply
baskets, and donated $9,388.74 to various organizations. In addition, $30,000 was
raised and donated to the American Cancer Society from the annual Relay for Life.
The SERVE program, in the Office of Student Life,
is an integral part of Randolph-Macon’s
Leadership and Service