SCORE - Summer Community OutReach Excursions

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Explore Walla Walla before classes start with a Summer Community OutReach Excursion (SCORE) trip! In addition to working with great non-profits and community organizations in town, you'll also get to see some of the most beautiful sunsets you've ever seen, have a picnic dinner in the wheat fields (a Whitman-must), eat the legendary Walla Walla burrito, explore the fun parks in town, and SO MUCH MORE before other freshmen are even in town.

The excursions are student-led pre-orientation service trips for incoming Whitman students. These trips allow new students to participate in community service projects in the Walla Walla Valley and to get to know their fellow teammates through hard work and lots of fun. SCORE participants volunteer at a primary service project each day and go on field trips to non-profits to gain an understanding of the social issues that affect our community. Evening activities provide opportunities for fun and reflection for the new students and leaders. Students will be housed at nearby churches and will cook most meals together.

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What are people saying about SCORE?

“SCORE was an incredible experience that allowed me to question my own opinions and make new and informed ones. I had amazing leaders and made many friends. The week was filled with laughter and new understanding.”

-Kate Whittingham, ‘18

“Having done both [SCORE and Scrambles], I can honestly say that they are equally beneficial to you if you want something pre-orientation. I now have a strong base of friends who I trust and like. I feel incredibly immersed in and aware of the Walla Walla community.”

-Dan Lovato, ‘18

“SCORE was an incredible experience that gave me the opportunity to meet new people, explore Walla Walla and learn about various organizations to get involved with.”

-Lexi Davirro, ‘18