Local/Regional News
1:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

UK Fusion Gets Students Out Of Comfort Zone

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky students have a chance to explore campus and the wider Lexington area while lending a hand to the community Monday.


Over its ten years, UK Fusion has grown into one of the largest annual community service projects in the state. The goal is to get students, especially those still familiarizing themselves with the university and Lexington, out into the community to make connections and help with projects they’re passionate about.


"That is a great chance for everyone to explore Lexington in a different way. They're not just out there going and grabbing a bite to eat. They're out there helping the community," says Fusion student organizer Alexa Ackermann.


Those projects could be anything from landscaping to volunteering at the Humane Society. Fusion provides about 2800 hours of service in one day. Anyone wishing to get involved next year visit ukfusion.org.