Snapshot: Webster LEADS Students Feed Vienna Homeless

| March 19, 2015
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Webster Vienna students and Webster LEADS participants Ilian Scheutz and Matthias Smolej paid a visit to Vienna’s Gruft homeless shelter.

Last weekend, two Webster University students took it upon themselves to lend a helping hand to some of Vienna’s neediest residents.

Ilian Scheutz and Matthias Smolej, both members of the Webster LEADS student leadership program, spent the weekend volunteering at the International Mathematics Competition hosted by Webster Vienna.

The event brought quite a crowd to campus: 220 competitors, accompanied by 65 teachers from 42 different international schools from Europe and Asia.

When Scheutz and Smolej realized at the end of the weekend that there would be food left over from the event, they decided, in the true spirit of Webster LEADS, to take it down to the Gruft, one of Vienna’s homeless shelters.

For over 20 years, WebsterLEADS has engaged students in an on-going application of scholarship and practical leadership experiences that develops a foundation from which they will change the world. The University’s undergraduate student leadership development program began with a focus on a handful of involved students on the home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Today, WebsterLEADS has evolved into is a singularly trans-global leadership development program, with over 250 students on Webster’s campuses in Webster Groves, Leiden, Vienna and Geneva actively pursuing the Leadership Certificate.

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