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"We know that service-learning benefits young people in a variety of ways. As individuals, service-learning improves self-esteem and self-confidence, and reduces involvement in risky behavior. As citizens, service-learning gives young people an increased sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to community involvement. As students, service-learning helps improve school performance and academic engagement."
What is Service-Learning?
Service-Learning is a teaching and learning method in which students provide meaningful service in the community to help them better understand what they are learning in their college courses. Service-Learning is embedded in academic courses and focuses on critical thinking and problem solving, personal development and community responsibility.
Why should I be interested?
There are many benefits to participating in Service-Learning! Service-Learning helps you…
- gain deeper understanding of course content
- build career skills that will enhance your resume
- develop writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
- learn how to communicate across cultures and generations
Successful service-learning students also have the potential to qualify for tuition waivers, paid student leadership positions, and various scholarships.
How do I get involved?
Service-Learning is offered as an optional assignment and students who participate can expect to service 20 or more hours per semester at community sites.
- Continued service and reflection