Lucich Headed To Serve With STLF on Spring Break
March 7, 2013
NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State sophomore volleyball player Ciera Lucich will spend her spring break next week adventuring across the nation on a leadership and service tour with a campus organization called Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF).
Instead of taking a break for fun in the sun, she will be going to seven cities in nine days leading a bus of 45 college students with the help of three other college leaders to serve local communities. Lucich became involved with STLF last year, when she signed up to go on tour as a participant. However, this year she will be involved in leading one of the four buses that will leave campus this weekend.
Lucich believes that service to the community not only helps out the people living there, but also gives a lot back to the students who help on the trip.
"It is important to be involved with the communities around us and to continue to better myself as a person," Lucich said. "This trip allows both of those things to happen together. I really enjoy community service and the values that come out of it, and being a student leader and challenging my peers is a key component to being a successful student-athlete."
Each day will consist of a four-hour service project in the morning, travel to the next location during the day, and facilitating leadership activities at night. There will be a few surprises along the tour, as the participants will not know what city they are going to until it is revealed to them that day. Participants will also not know what service project they will be doing in that city until they arrive.
The opportunity for Lucich is unique and one that ISU volleyball head coach Melissa Myers feels will be very beneficial.
"We're so excited for Ciera as she begins her second STLF tour, and first as a bus leader," Myers said. "She is a selfless player and has a passion for serving others. Her participation in this trip will not only be a great life experience, but allow her to share her strengths and gifts with others. We wish Ciera and all of the STLF students safe travels."
Stay tuned to the volleyball page on GoRedbirds.com throughout the week, as Lucich provides pictures and updates of how the tour is progressing.
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