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Peers Advancing Literacy in Students at The Ohio State University logo

Peers Advancing Literacy in Students at The Ohio State University

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - Established
Purpose Statement: The mission of Pen PALS is to alleviate the challenges faced in the Columbus City School District through literacy and mentorship, while educating college students about these issues. Pen PALS aims to improve the writing skills of elementary school students by providing a personal connection to an Ohio State student via a pen pal relationship and face to face meetings, which ultimately teach young students about the value of a college education. Mentors will also have the opportunity to attend seminars that discuss the problems their pen pals might face in his or her daily life.
Primary Leader: Catherine Segreto
Secondary Leader: Madi Hart
Treasurer Leader: Corinne Kampman
Advisor: Kristie Sigler
Organization Email: PenPalsOSU@gmail.com
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/penpalsosu
Website: https://osupenpals.wordpress.com/
Primary Type: Community Service/Service Learning
Secondary Types: Awareness/Activism
Media, Journalism, and Creative Writing
Special Interest
Primary Make Up: Undergraduate
Constitution: 2020_04_13_06_24_14_5915.pdf 
Meeting Time and Place: Once every other week
154 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: PenPalsOSU@gmail.com
Time of Year for New Membership: Early Fall
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Prospective members can apply during the involvement fair and other fall semester recruiting events, or email PenPalsOSU@gmail.com for more information. If there is an open space, you will be placed with a Pen Pal as soon as they become available. If there is not an open spot, you will be placed on the wait list until a new student moves into the school, a mentor drops the program, or the following school year begins.
Charge Dues: Yes