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“Men and Women in the Service of Others” that is the title and ultimate summation of Regis University’s mission statement. Regis has long emphasized the value of being ever-present in our community through acts of charity and service to those around us. Throughout your career as a Regis student, you will have these values repeated to you often in the hope that you will carry this ideology with you for the remainder of your time on earth. This year, the Regis University Debate team is showing their commitment to serving others at Beach Court Elementary School, right here in our own community.
Beach Court is less than a mile from Regis University directly down Regis Boulevard, on the other side of Federal. Beach Court has been around since 1925 and children from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. The students who attend Beach Court are no doubt our neighbors and very well may even be living in houses surrounding Regis’s campus. These children have been struggling to maintain learning at grade level and recently, this has become a more serious concern. The school lacks the resources to help these students on the individual level, which they so desperately require. The debate team, through building relationships with community members tackling this issue, became excited at the prospect of getting involved with Beach Court. The main work the team will be doing is helping these students learn to read at their grade required reading level.
Over the course of the coming weeks and months, a series of articles will be published in the Highlander to help illustrate more clearly the challenges Beach Court and its students face; as well as how the Regis Debate team is helping those at Beach Court overcome these challenges.
Below is the coach of the debate team, Jon Denzler’s, contact information. If you would like to volunteer at Beach Court don’t hesitate to contact him and let him know! They need all the volunteers they can get and you will be making an incredible difference in these students lives.
Director of Debate at Regis University
Communications Instructor at Regis University - Carroll Hall 105