Johnathan Freeman, a current NIU sophomore, participated in multiple events during Sophomore Days of Service (SDOS). In February, he spent some of his free time volunteering at Campus Child Care and Communiversity Gardens. As a result of his commitment to serving his community, Johnathan was selected to receive this year’s SDOS Second-Year Service Scholarship.
Johnathan had several great things to say about his experiences this year. “Despite commuting to college, I always feel at home here at NIU. I wish to inspire others through my community involvement, just as the fantastic students and faculty members inspire me. In serving the community, I have improved my personal network with many outstanding peer and faculty members. This outreach has benefited me greatly; there is no other community I would rather be a part of.”
Sophomore Days of Service is organized by First- and Second-Year Experience to help students find a sense of purpose on campus and in the community. Learn more about this program and how you can get involved in the future.