SYE Legacies: Student Group Projects

Date Written

2016

Document Type

Project

Course Number

SYE 4900

Course Name

Internship Seminar

Professor’s Name

Ann-Catherine Sullivan

Keywords

Community, Landscaping, Awareness, Westerville Jaycee Pool, Westerville Ohio, Westerville Jaycees

Subject Categories

Recreation Business

Abstract

Due to low attendance and poor community support, the owner of the Westerville Jaycee (WJC) Swimming Pool considered permanently closing this facility two years ago. The goal of this project was to increase awareness for WJC and draw attention to the property itself. By setting objectives to improve the landscaping conditions, and creating a social media presence for WJC, we hoped to achieve these goals. To meet these objectives, the team created a WJC Twitter account, and asked that friends and family like and share their preexisting Facebook page. Our team also contacted several companies to inquire about landscaping donations. We were successful in setting a date to mulch and plant flowers with The Grounds Guys of Westerville at WJC. An evaluation of our success was determined by an increase in Twitter followers, and also by management’s satisfaction with our work at the property. In regards to our evaluation standards, our results were successful. The legacy we hope to leave behind is a property that WJC can be proud of, as they are an important asset to the Westerville Community. We hope that our creation of a social media presence will help them reach out to new age groups. By the end of our project, WJC was able to strengthen its ties within the community, by forming a relationship The Grounds Guys of Westerville. Our recommendations for the continuation of this project would be to obtain a boulder that WJC can use as a landscaping piece for the front lawn.

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