Southeastern University Students Partner with Bonnet Springs Park

LAKELAND, FLA. – A group of Southeastern University (SEU) students will be working with Bonnet Springs Park to help raise community awareness and support for the new park, which is scheduled to open in 2021. On Wednesday, February 5, the students will tour the property on all-terrain vehicles with park leadership as they embark on the project.

Each year the students, who are a part of SEU’s Enactus team take on a number of projects to transform the lives of those in their local community and around the world. Enactus is a global nonprofit platform through which university students around the world empower their communities via entrepreneurial projects.

Bonnet Springs Park is a privately developed public 180+ acre park located just outside of downtown Lakeland. Funding for the park is based solely on public support. Students will be developing marketing initiatives to help grow public support of the park to assist with park projects and event programming.

There are several other projects the students are tackling this year as well, including assisting elementary school students and veterans.

Through an anti-bullying campaign, SEU students hold events at both Crystal Lake Elementary and Lakeland Christian. Another project, Heart Art, teaches 4th graders at Crystal Lake Elementary how to use recyclable products and repurpose them into artwork. The artwork will be sold at either one of Lakeland’s First Friday events or at one of the Downtown Farmers Curb Market days. The proceeds will be used for teacher supplies at the school. Heroes of Hope works with local veterans on resumes, mock interviews and hygiene.

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To schedule an interview with the students or if you would like to get a photo or coverage of the students as they tour the Bonnet Springs Park site, please contact Dana Davis at dcdavis@seu.edu or 863.712.1997.