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RCC students make a difference

“Our goal is to make a positive change in other people’s lives,” says Laurie Loving, founder of “You Can Make a Difference,” a program intended to show people how to exert a beneficial influence in their communities by helping put a stop to bullying, peer pressure, and suicide among students of all ages. More topics will be addressed in the future, with community leadership among them. Loving, a second-year honors student at Rappahannock Community College, is currently recruiting help and promoting the program in preparation for a Fall 2012 launch.

World Changers: I Make a Difference - Do You?

World Changers: I Make a Difference - Do You?

In addition to opening YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, “so people can follow what we are doing,” Loving and her associates have had T-shirts made, have created theme music for the program, and are working through the process of making it a nonprofit organization. They are putting together presentations and activities appropriate to various age groups, and are searching for talented people who can bring in new and different ideas, as well as people who have inspirational stories to tell.

“We are planning to expand the program,” says Loving, “and hope to be traveling with it after we work in our own community first.” She intends to illustrate her points with skits, and invites actors or actresses who would like to help to get in touch with her. The program’s e-mail address is; its Twitter address is @umakeadifferenc; on Facebook,; and on YouTube,


Photo: RCC students, faculty, and staff show off new T-shirts supporting the “You Can Make a Difference” program. Founder Laurie Loving is shown on the top riser, at the right.

One Response to “RCC students make a difference”

  1. Louisa G. Bridges says:

    This is a wonderful idea. I hope you encourage many people to join you.

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