Warner University Students Fight Trafficking, Advocate for Needy

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Photo: Warner University social work students who advocated for social change, including legislation to curb human trafficking.

By Doris Gukich

WU Social Work Students Go to Capital

On April 8, Warner University social work majors traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to attend the National Association of Social Workers Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) with other social work students and professionals from across the state. Warner University students advocated for groundbreaking legislation in areas such as child welfare and human trafficking. They met with legislators and attended committee meetings where important bills were being proposed. As the morning came to a close, students met with Warner University alumna and board member, Senator Denise Grimsley. The social work majors learned the importance of advocacy and the necessity of representing the voice of the vulnerable and oppressed in our state.

WU Enactus Team Wins Trophy

Warner University Enactus attended their first national competion and won “Rookie of the Year” for their league at the U.S. Enactus Convention. Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together students, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial actions to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

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Photo: Warner University Enactus team.

The Warner University Enactus team members are involved in four local projects for the 2013-2014 school year: Operations Backpack, community gardening plots, Lake Wales Literacy Academy, and Applied Images.

Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Warner University is located five miles south of Lake Wales, Florida. The endorsed agency of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) was founded in 1968 by Church of God, pastors and laity. For more information, visit www.warner.edu.

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