Every College Student Should Try This

Theodore Caputi

Huffington Post

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I have the privilege of attending the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn is ranked as the 8th best university and Wharton as the best undergraduate business program in the United States. Throughout my first two years at Penn, I have had the opportunity to learn from world experts and renowned researchers. But what would I say has been the most valuable part of my Ivy League education?

To be honest, it didn't even happen on Penn's campus. It happened six blocks off Penn's pristine campus at a hundred-year-old, tired building -- Lea Elementary School, one of many economically disadvantaged schools in the Philadelphia Public School District. I volunteered at Lea both through a student volunteer service group, the Penn Leadership Training Institute, and through one of Penn's signature Academically Based Community Service Courses, entitled Community-Based Environmental Health. 

To read the whole story in the Huffington Post, click here