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Preston Residential College

Y-IMPACT (Community Service)

Y-IMPACT collaborates with partner organizations to make a positive impact on the University of South Carolina campus community and beyond.

Youth Impacting Minds, People and Communities Together (Y-IMPACT) is a service organization within Preston that focuses on areas such as education, community engagement, and health and wellness. The group, which is involved in several service projects plus local and international philanthropy, is guided by the Y-IMPACT Constitution [pdf].

Community Partners

  • St. Jude Up 'til Dawn 
  • Dance Marathon
  • Families Helping Families
  • The Starfish Foundation
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank


Meet Our Student Leaders

Sofia Andre

Sofia Andre, President

Sofia is a sophomore from Orangeburg, SC. She is majoring in Experimental Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice in the hopes of going into a career in Forensic Psychology. Sofia is a first-generation college student, and she is involved in the Opportunity Scholars Program. Sofia is also involved in several organizations that include: Y-IMPACT, Preston Ambassadors, Cookies and Christ, and the Multicultural Assistance Peer Program. During her free time, Sofia enjoys reading, singing, watching Friends, and cheering on the Gamecocks on Saturdays. Something that Sofia is looking forward to is meeting all of the new incoming residents, and she can’t wait to get to know all of you during Preston events and organization meetings. She also wants all new residents to feel free to stop her if they see her in and around Preston in case they have any questions or just simply want somebody to talk to.


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