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Check back later for more information about Community Commitment 2021!

Join your fellow Buckeyes in a day of service. Become connected to the Columbus community at Pay It Forward’s 23rd Annual Community Commitment.

Since 1997, Buckeyes have started the new school year by coming together to serve the Columbus community.  

Community Commitment 2020 will be presented in a virtual format. During our virtual program on Saturday, Pay It Forward will be hosting five panel sessions with community partners, student leaders, student org leaders, and internal campus partners who will discuss a wide range of topics. Join us to learn how you can continue to serve your community during our time of physical distancing, hear from local community leaders about the challenges they are facing in light of COVID-19, and walk away with some action items to start making an impact in your community. 

We look forward to serving with you!

What Do You Need To Know?

  • Thursday August 27, 2020 Pay It Forward will be dropping two videos, one featuring service oriented student organizations and the other highlighting two community partners

Community Service Organizations Spotlight Video

Community Partner Spotlight Video

  • Saturday, August 29, 2020 Pay It Forward will be hosting a virtual program from 9:30am – 1:30pm. The program will include panels comprised of our community partners and will be focused on different social justice issues.
    • Timeline of event:
      • 9:30am – 9:45am Welcome and Introductions
      • 9:45am – 10:10am Food Insecurity Panel
      • 10:20am – 10:45am Housing/Homelessness Panel
      • 10:55am – 11:20am Youth Development Panel
      • 11:30am – 11:55am Environmental Stewardship Panel
      • 12:05pm – 12:30pm Healthcare/Healthy Lifestyles Panel
      • 12:40pm – 1:05pm Internal Campus Partners Panel
    • All panels have been recorded and will be posted to this website.
  • What can you do?
    • Join us live on Saturday, August 29, 2020 and participate in our Service At Home Challenge
      • The Service at Home Challenge is designed to encourage and empower students to participate in easily accessible service from the safety of their home, residence hall, or wherever they may be this fall
      • Pay It Forward will be releasing a list of current projects that our community partners have available for students to participate in. This includes but is not limited to; postcard writing campaigns, blanket making, collecting donations, sharing information on social media to help raise awareness for their agency, physically distant beautification projects, creating craft kits for kids and senior living centers, and more!

Panelist Information

Food Insecurity Panel - Recording

Housing and Homelessness Panel - Recording

Youth Development - Recording

Environmental Stewardship - Recording

Healthcare/Healthy Lifestyles - Recording

Internal Campus Partners - Recording


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