Presentation on theme: "CLAIRE BRINK Community Service. Service Learning Service-learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students: 1) participate in an."— Presentation transcript:
Service Learning Service-learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students: 1) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified on- and off-campus community needs and 2) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility (Committee Minutes, January 25, 2001).
Cheersport As a Valdosta State University Cheerleader, my team and I have to raise money to keep our program running. One weekend every year we travel to Atlanta to work the world’s largest cheerleading competition. I worked in the warm up room helping teams start their practice time before they compete. I worked 20 hours this one weekend and had a lot of fun helping many teams from all over the country.
Reconstruction Some of the VSU cheerleaders and I helped take apart a cheerleading gym and move the equipment to a new gym to set it up. This consisted of rolling 20 cheerleading mats, taking a part a spring floor, loading all the parts on to trailers, and then setting it all back up at a new location.
Reconstruction Rolling up mats with a fellow cheerleader.
Benefits Increase your understanding of the class topic Gain hands-on experience (possibly leading to an internship or job later) Explore or cement your values and beliefs Have opportunities to act on your values and beliefs Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills Grow your understanding of diverse cultures and communities Learn more about social issues and their root causes Improve your ability to handle ambiguity and be open to change; become more flexible Develop or enhance your skills, especially in the areas of communication, collaboration, and leadership