Mustangs Care Club is a student-led volunteer group that is focused on giving back to the community. Bobby Marquez is the Club Advisor. The executive members of the Mustangs Care Clube are Eric Guerrero as President, Kassandra Segura as Vice President, Aja Sanchez as Secretary, and Ariana Medina as Treasurer. The club participates in service-learning projects in the WNMU community, Silver City, and the state’s outskirts. Currently, the Mustangs Care Club is collaborating with the Outdoors Program and Dr. Whiteman to help keep our local state parks in the community’s right conditions.
The Mustang Newspaper had the opportunity to interview Vice President, Kassandra Segura, to add a student perspective to what the Mustangs Care Club initiative means.
Q: What is the purpose of the Mustangs Care Club?
A: The purpose of the Mustangs Care Club is to go out and help people in need. Whether it be one person or a group of people, we want to go out there and make someone’s day brighter. We partake in different service-learning projects, such as more love letters, the Gospel Mission, nursing home, and many more. We are now collaborating with the Outdoors Program and Dr. Whiteman by going out to state parks to help clean up the area and work on trail maintenance. I am excited about the different kinds of events and projects we have in store for the students at WNMU.
Q: Who can join, and how?
A: Anyone could join! We encourage and welcome anyone to join our club. All you have to do is either contact Eric Guerrero or me, Kassandra Segura. You can even reach out to our social media page on Instagram, which is @mustangscareclubwnmu. If you want to be involved, get ahold of any of us, and we’ll talk about member requirements and what the club entails!
Q: With the pandemic happening, how are you keeping your members involved?
A: Due to the pandemic, we are trying to develop creative ways to continue and move forward with the Mustangs Care Club. With that being said, when participating in the outdoors program, we are working together as a team but spaced apart. We still follow our six feet apart social distancing and continue wearing our masks to ensure that our members are safe. It is very different now, but it is also fascinating, and I think it’s going to be fun for anyone who wants to get involved.
Q: Why is service-learning important?
Service-learning provides the opportunity to help but visit new places, meet new people, and potentially gain a new perspective. Our members work together to make a positive impact in our community and neighboring areas. It is essential to recognize the value of kindness, as well. One kind act will inspire another. Although we may not be able to change the whole world, we can change someone’s world through service and compassion.