"At first I didn't want to volunteer for 10 hours due to the rigorous amounts of schoolwork. Now, I am so glad and thankful for such a life changing experience.”
Service learning is a structured learning experience that combines academic preparation, collaborative relationships, community engagement, and critical reflection.
Service learning is an educational opportunity where students learn the attitudes, values, and skills to be a life-long community-engaged practitioner. Service learning is geared toward under-served communities, and includes communication and collaboration with a community partner, both before and after the activity. The purpose of service learning is for students to gain an appreciation for the strengths and needs of their community, and to find ways to meet those needs as a life-long practice.