‘Niagara Plunge’ Service Program Honored By Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
The Niagara Plunge, a three-day pre-orientation program for first-year students that immerses them in Niagara University’s Catholic and Vincentian identity and mission, received the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club’s Community Service Award during an event held yesterday at the Como Restaurant.
Thirty-two NU freshmen participated in the Niagara Plunge this year, offering helping hands at Heart, Love and Soul, Summit Life Outreach, the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, ReNU Niagara, the Francis Center, Magdalene Project, and Holy Trinity Church thrift store.
The program is designed to be an abbreviated version of NU’s popular service immersion experience, Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC). BASIC participants perform work locally and in areas like Camden, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Greensboro, North Carolina; St. Louis, Missouri; and the Republic of Panama during semester breaks.
The Niagara Plunge is coordinated by the university’s Office of Campus Ministry.