By Associated Press - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky has opened a center for student philanthropy.

A statement from the school says the center will focus on education and engagement as it aims to teach students the value of philanthropy. The Center for Student Philanthropy officially opened last week in the Gatton Student Center, and officials say it is among the first of its kind in the nation.

UK President Eli Capilouto says the new center aims to “instill the spirit of philanthropy within our students” and show them how it can transform lives for the better.

The center hopes to find community partners who can serve as student mentors and help direct programming.

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