DeSales University Presents Character Quest for Area Middle School Students
DeSales University will offer area middle school students an opportunity to learn about character development as they take part in colorful and inspiring activities during Character Quest, on Wed., Sept. 26, at Amore Farms in Bath. The two-hour program will be presented in morning and afternoon sessions, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $2 per participating child. The proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. DeSales PACE (Peers Advising, Counseling and Educating) is sponsoring the event.
Offered for the first time this year, Character Quest is designed to be educational and entertaining. The program will consist of three segments: a Character Corn Maze, a Pumpkin Patch, and a journey through Puzzle Woods.
"Character Quest will provide students with a unique learning experience," said Wendy S. Krisak, assistant director of counseling and director of the First Year Experience Program at DeSales. "The various activities will provide them with an opportunity for character development, to gain nutritional education, to learn about historical figures, to work as a team, and to expand their reasoning skills."
Students will begin with a journey through history in the Character Corn Maze where they will explore the accomplishments of famous historical figures such as Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Benjamin Franklin, Ghandi, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Teresa. The character traits range from creativity, resilience and respect, to courage, patience and perseverance.
Following the Corn Maze, students will be transported via hayride to the Pumpkin Patch and then make their way to Puzzle Woods, where they will be challenged with brain teasers. The Quest ends at a straw-bale replica of the new food pyramid that encourages students to learn more about healthy foods. While at the food pyramid, students will have an opportunity to have their photos taken.
According to Krisak, the Character Quest program takes DeSales' award-winning college-based Character U First Year Experience Program and delivers it at a middle school level.
DeSales students and members of PACE will serve as peer mentors for the middle school students. The DeSales students will engage the sixth and seventh graders in more in-depth discussions on the historical figures and on the related character traits.
For more information, contact Wendy S. Krisak, assistant director of counseling and coordinator of Character U, the First Year Experience at DeSales, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1462.
Press Release: DeSales University Presents Character Quest for Area Middle School Students | Posted on: 9/25/2007
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu