Little things mean a lot
On a perfect early spring day, a group of Utah State University students waited nervously at the Community Gardens in Hyde Park for their visitors from the Developmental Skills Lab to arrive. After months of planning and mountains of details, only one question remained for Eric Manrique, who was heading up the project.
“Do you think it’s hard enough for the wheelchairs?” he asked, poking a toe in the dirt.
Manrique and 10 other members of the MGMT 3110 class People and Organizations had been assigned to take a service project or fundraiser into the community. After deciding they could help meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, they began researching local organizations, including Common Ground, Options for Independence and Project Peer.
“Something just clicked with DSL,” Manrique said. “It’s the perfect opportunity for us.”