SIFE team helps to make a difference

During the week of Oct. 22-27, the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team from Northeast State Technical Community College helped to "Make a Difference" in the region.
   On "Make a Difference Day," Oct. 27, team members and one of the team's advisors helped to serve meals to 366 members of the Elizabethton community. The team assisted the volunteers from Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Food for the Multitude program that provides meals each Saturday for the needy in the Elizabethton area. Seven churches take turns providing food and volunteers for the program.
   During the week, SIFE team members presented programs entitled "What's Overhead Anyway" for students at Carter's Valley Elementary School and Central Elementary School. "The Value of a Dollar" was presented for students at Range Elementary School.
   More than 100 SIFE teams helped others on "Make a Difference Day 2000," involving thousands of college students and community members across the country. This is the fifth consecutive year that the SIFE organization has participated in "Make a Difference Day." In 1998, the combined "Make a Difference Day" efforts of SIFE teams nationwide resulted in a $10,000 award from Paul Newman's food company, Newman's Own, Inc., and coverage in USA Weekend.
   Founded in 1975 active of more than 1,000 college campuses in 25 countries, SIFE is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education to help students take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it in real working situations to better themselves, their communities, and their countries. Each year, SIFE teams worldwide develop and implement thousands of educational outreach projects in their communities that are designed to teach others the principles of business, entrepreneurship and responsible person finance.
   For more information, call SIFE World Headquarters in Springfield, Mo., at 800-677-SIFE, visit www.sife.org, or call Northeast State SIFE team advisors Carol Cole and Florence Godat at 323-3191 or 282-0800.