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Chapter fosters NLC student’s personal growth

An organization with the goal of adding meaning and purpose to students lives through Youth nights and talks.
Michelle Beia
Jinil Fleischman, president of the national CARP organization, plays guitar for CARP members during a club activity.

Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles is an organization of chapters on college campuses across the USA, created for students by students.

“Our goal is to research principles that make life worth living, add meaning and purpose and help us to become a person who can contribute to society and to live for a greater good,” Jinil Fleischman, president of the national CARP organization, said.

The Dallas College North Lake Campus chapter is one of four in Texas.

NLC’s chapter helps students with open dialogue, personal growth and community building.

This allows students to connect their goals to their life purposes, as well as share experiences with each other, and teach them how to navigate their academic and personal life challenges.

“Students can openly discuss their backgrounds, beliefs, and values,” Yumi Suina, CARP president of the NLC chapter, said.

This environment encourages discussions, transcending surface-level interactions and promoting a deeper understanding among its members.

Illustrating CARP’s commitment to creating a supportive and understanding community that extends beyond the academic setting.

CARP’s regular events, such as Youth Nights and CARP Talks, provide opportunities for students to come together, share a meal, engage in activities, participate in discussions, and highlight special upcoming events.

Every other month CARP members have special seminars about various topics. CARP members also do charity and volunteering events. Those types of special events indicate CARP’s commitment to offering diverse mindsets to its members.

Suina mentioned their initiative on conducting a mental health survey aimed to understand the mental state of students within the NLC community.

Taishi Minosoko talks about leadership
to CARP students in a meeting at NLC. (Michelle Beia)

Student officer Christian Martinez and Shinji Kato, volunteer Taishi Minosoko and NLC student Ohana Aguilera, are conducting the survey to gather insights that will guide CARP in addressing the specific needs of its members.

Students who wanted to help support this initiative used a QR code to help improve the organization.

Yumi Suina, CARP president of the NLC chapter,
shares experiences with students. (Michelle Beia)

CARP plans to use the survey results to design future events and discussions tailored to the mental health concerns identified by the student body.

CARP Talk schedules its meetings every other Thursday at NLC in Room A351 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On the remaining Thursdays, they hold Youth Night meetings at DFW Family Church, which is situated at 1710 W Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062, starting at 6 p.m.


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