Pure Motivation made its way to California earlier this month – the on-campus volunteer organization held its first ever off-campus event at the Stetson Ranch Park in Los Angeles. Seven online students and grads in the Los Angeles area (along with members of Full Sail’s Career Development department) helped out by watering and mulching trees.
Pure Motivation – a group with the mission to harness the power of Full Sail’s creative compassion to positively impact our community – gives students monthly opportunities to help out local organizations in need. This year alone, student volunteers have packed backpacks full of school supplies for children in need (New Hope International), removed litter from the shore of Orlando’s Lake Fran (Keep Orlando Beautiful), built a playground for kids (Oakland Nature Preserve) and more, all while meeting their fellow classmates and earning GPS (Global Professionalism Standard) points.
The Hollywood Pure Motivation event was to benefit the environmental nonprofit organization TreePeople. Volunteers helped water and mulch trees in Los Angeles’s Stetson Ranch Park. L.A.’s tree canopy is a key part of lessening the impact of the drought in Southern California, as the trees can lessen evaporation and harvest rainwater.
Pure Motivation organizers tell us that as long as the interest is there, they hope to continue hosting volunteer events in other cities. Online students, what do you think? Would you volunteer at a Pure Motivation event in your city? Let us know in the comments.
Check out a few photos from Pure Motivation’s Los Angeles event below.