tary school-aged girl in a day camp offered in her
community on Grand Bahama Island. It wasn't
until Moss was in college herself that she learned
the camp was organized by a group of students
from a small university in the United States called
Bahamas students found themselves at St. Bonaventure for a
week of leadership training.
in Free Enterprise (now known as Enactus), that helps univer-
sity students to create community empowerment projects. A
service trip to the Bahamas was one of its first initiatives.
CASA -- Caribbean Association for Student Action -- is just
one of the spinoffs that has organically grown from Enactus.
Originally "just a business club," Enactus has morphed into an
social enterprise incubator for a number of programs, projects
and organizations at St. Bonaventure, all with an eye on lead-
make a lot of things happen in the last 15 years," said Palmer,
Enactus adviser and associate professor of management in the
School of Business.
riculum. The 200 students who work with Enactus annually
find themselves open to new opportunities -- organizing
events, learning new software management systems, develop-
ing leadership skills -- and open to learning about themselves.
tion, one of the spinoffs that has organically grown from Enactus. In addition to leadership training, the students participated in sev-
eral service activities, including making a traditional Bahaman meal at The Warming House soup kitchen (below).
is transforming lives from
Olean to Uganda