WASHINGTON (PRWEB) September 25, 2020
The National Society of College Scholars (NSCS) is proud to announce a new community service partnership with The Alzheimer’s Association. NSCS members will participate in a community service project through The Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day® program.
“NSCS is honored to join forces with The Alzheimer’s Association to raise awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Our high-achieving student members are always looking for unique ways to give back to their community. NSCS members recognize the importance of participating in activities such as The Longest Day that help bring Alzheimer’s disease out of the shadows,” said NSCS Executive Director Scott Mobley.
The Longest Day is held on the day with the most light – the summer solstice. Thousands of participants across the world will come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Specifically, NSCS members will write letters during the next year to local residents living with Alzheimer’s. The project will offer needed social engagement to these individuals, many who are in assisted-living or other long-term care settings, and have been isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.
“The Alzheimer's Association welcomes NSCS as a Global Team for The Longest Day and thank these inspiring students, not only for bringing awareness to our mission, but doing so in such a meaningful way," said Donna McCullough, chief field and development officer, Alzheimer's Association. "We applaud their commitment to engaging people living with Alzheimer's and other dementia during this very difficult time, providing a great synergy between our mission and their work."
The NSCS mission is based upon the three pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service. By participating in The Longest Day® program, NSCS members will be able to fulfill their obligation of service in a unique and memorable way. As the service program is fully remote, students who may not otherwise be able to participate in an in-person community service project because of pandemic restrictions, will be able to make a difference in the life of those living with Alzheimer’s disease.
“We are so excited about this partnership as it aligns with the long-standing mission of NSCS to help enrich the lives of college students through connection, community, and learning opportunities,” said NSCS Scholarships Manager Jen Castillo.
ABOUT NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS (NSCS)
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving first-and-second year students. With its three pillars of scholarship, leadership and service, NSCS is proud to provide career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out more than a million dollars in scholarships (often with multiple recipients per award), awards and chapter funds annually. NSCS has 320+ chapters nation-wide and nearly two million lifetime members globally. NSCS is a 501c3 registered nonprofit, certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies, member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, American Association of Community Colleges, and 100 percent FERPA compliant, per an independent review by AACRAO.