Human Services Students Release 71 Balloons for Child Abuse Awareness Month

Published on: May 04, 2012

To raise awareness of the impact of child abuse, Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Human Services Student Organization, along with other supporting students, staff, and faculty, released 71 blue balloons in honor of the 71 children who have died as a result of child abuse and/or neglect in the greater Houston area in the past year.To raise awareness of the impact of child abuse, Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Human Services Student Organization, along with other supporting students, staff, and faculty, released 71 blue balloons in honor of the 71 children who have died as a result of child abuse and/or neglect in the greater Houston area in the past year.

The balloons were released from the front steps of the college’s General Academic Center (Building G) on Wednesday, April 25, and again on Thursday, April 26. Held in partnership with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in Montgomery County, the balloon release events were part of campaign to bring attention to child abuse awareness month in April.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.