Rohrabacher Named to SEC Community Service Team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – South Carolina senior Rachel Rohrabacher has been named the SEC Community Service Team for the third-straight year, as announced Thursday evening.
This year, Rohrabacher has tallied 17 hours of community service and counting. Rohrabacher enjoys working with children and lends her time to the Epworth Children’s Home and various elementary school’s around the Midlands.
Children go to Epworth through private and government placements. Each placement is the result of a fractured family system where children have experienced abuse, neglect or significant loss.
After spending a significant amount of time at Epworth, Rohrabacher wanted to create a program that would help her, and others, create bonds with the children. Along with teammate Paige Cline, the seniors created the Cottage Partner Program.
Through the program, you become a mentor to the kids and become someone who interacts with them frequently, as well as someone they can look up to and turn to during their time at Epworth. In addition, they have also taught self-defense classes, talked about conflict resolution, how to manage different relationships, and communicating with others.
When she is not at Epworth, Rohrabacher volunteers at elementary schools. There, she speaks to classes on making goals, the importance of being more than just an athlete, and helps guide them through school.
Rohrabacher also works with a program that places you as an adult figure for parent teacher conferences for the children whose parents are not able to attend. During that time, she listens to all of the accomplishments, achievements and anything they are proud of at school.
In season, Rohrabacher can also be found at Harvest Hope Food Bank.
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