As a child of the 90’s, I fondly remember Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a fun show with that catchy song including the lyrics: “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”
I couldn’t help but think of that familiar tune when I heard about the Community Ambassador Program with Towson Manor Village. Launched in fall 2009, it’s “designed to implement new approaches to building community in the neighborhoods and assist students with their transition to living off campus through a peer led education program.” Goals of the program include enhancing communication between the University, students living off-campus and neighbors, instilling responsibility, and improving the quality of life in the communities. Students elected as Community Ambassadors live in specific Towson neighborhoods and are trained to help other students make the transition to community living.
With such a positive community program there is no doubt people will be asking “Won’t You Be my Neighbor?”