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Public Invited To Celebrate National Good Deed Day On Sept. 11

Aug. 31, 2009 – The public is invited to join students, faculty and staff at Collin College’s Central Park, Preston Ridge and Spring Creek campuses for participation in National Good Deed Day on Sept. 11.

Created in 2002, National Good Day promotes service and good deeds in honor of the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. This national day of service seeks to preserve the spirit of unity, community and compassion that existed in the nation following the terrorist attacks.

A special event includes free screenings of the movie, Pay It Forward, a story about what one boy did when given a chance to make a difference.  The free screenings will be held from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Central Park Campus (Pike Hall), the Preston Ridge Campus (Cougar Den) and the Spring Creek Campus (Atrium).

In Pay It Forward, a 7th grade teacher gives his students a class project to "think of a way to change our world and put it into action.” Trevor decides to "change our world" by taking three actions that make a difference in the lives of others and to ask each of those people to do the same for three other people. This film may not be suitable for all audiences.

For more information, contact the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at 972.881.5927 or e-mail .

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