Our fourth stop was Kent State University in Kent, OH. We were in the Student Recreation Center which was a fantastic venue for the display. The volunteers were great and did an awesome job pulling in people and getting passersby interested and educated about what we were doing. Everyone worked hard and did their best. The entire day went by smoothly and we surprised at how quickly 4:00 came around.
It was a great experience to have Becky there since she is the Kent State Chapter Coordinator. She was excited to be able to meet the Kent State chapter members and see what great things they have been doing.
There were many students and community members that interacted with the display and we had some great conversations with people stopping at the resource table. Since it was at the Rec Center, there were a lot of community members interested in the display. We had some great conversations with members of the community that inquired about resources and shared their personal experiences in the mental health field.
It was also great to get a chance to speak with prospective students and their parents. They were very pleased to see that Kent State was so involved in their students mental health and well being. It was a great chance to show future students that Kent has amazing and dedicated staff and students. I think it’s safe to say that we helped parents and students make their decision about attending Kent State.
You could tell that Sharon Briggs, the chapter advisor, and the Active Minds chapter members had everything planned, all of their help organized, and they were ready for the hard work of the display. Everything went smoothly and the enthusiasm of the volunteers was definitely passed onto the people checking out the display.
During our time at Kent we asked people to share their thoughts on the display. Here’s what they had to say: