Crusade For Children

Bellarmine students "fill the boot" for the WHAS Crusade for Children

In spring 2009, the Bellarmine Education Club and our chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Society in Education sponsored “Bellarmine Fills the Boot” to support the WHAS Crusade for Children. Members of the two organizations purchased rain boots to collect donations, made posters and flyers explaining the Crusade, and sent out emails notifying the campus community of our fundraiser. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, they carried the boots around campus and collected money from students, staff and faculty. Additionally, the two organizations held a successful used book sale with proceeds going to the Crusade for Children.

Bellarmine University Regional Assessment Clinic (BURAC)

The BURAC, which opened in January, 2009, is generously supported by the WHAS Crusade for Children.  The mission of our clinic is twofold: 

  1. The clinic serves as a foundational part of the preparation of Bellarmine students by providing authentic, hands-on experiences in educational assessment, design of instructional interventions and consultation with parents, students and families.  In addition, the clinic provides training in state-of-the-art assistive technology (AT) equipment, software and other resources. 
  2. Under the supervision of credentialed faculty, Bellarmine students conduct free academic assessments for youth aged 3 to 18 years of age and  provide consultation services to parents/families, schools and other agencies.  The BURAC also offers resources for educators and families in the Louisville area to support the needs of struggling learners and students with disabilities.