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  1. Service-Learning Darius kimbrough

  2. What is service learning • Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

  3. What Is service learning cont. • What Service-Learning Looks LikeIf school students collect trash out of an urban streambed, they are providing a valued service to the community as volunteers. If school students collect trash from an urban streambed, analyze their findings to determine the possible sources of pollution, and share the results with residents of the neighborhood, they are engaging in service-learning. • In the service-learning example, in addition to providing an important service to the community, students are learning about water quality and laboratory analysis, developing an understanding of pollution issues, and practicing communications skills. They may also reflect on their personal and career interests in science, the environment, public policy or other related areas. Both the students and the community have been involved in a transformative experience.

  4. Service Learning BENEFITS • Young people gain access to the range of supports and opportunities (or developmental assets) they need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. • Increased sense of self-efficacy as young people learn that they can impact real social challenges, problems, and needs. • Higher academic achievement and interest in furthering their education. • Enhanced problem-solving skills, ability to work in teams, and planning abilities. • Enhanced civic engagement attitudes, skills and behaviors.

  5. SERVICE LEARNING BENEFITS CONT. • Young people are more likely to stay engaged when they feel their participation is meaningful and they can make useful contributions through service and social action. • Service-learning gives an intentional strategy for addressing goals for learning and personal development through civic engagement and community service. • Service-learning can cultivate connections between the organization, schools, and other community groups. • Service-learning can increase program staff and volunteers' level of engagement, leadership capacity, and satisfaction with their work.

  6. WHAT I DID AS A SERVICE • I attended a elementary school while they were running a program names Jump Rope For Hearts. While the kids jumped and shot around on the side goals, we football players walked around and just interacted. They were pleasured with the sight of just being around college football players.

  7. WHAT I DID AS A SERVICE cont. • We helped build a house that when finished, would be given away to a homeless person. I helped insert the tub toilet and sinks. We also helped out layer the house and shingle the roof. It was a good experience seeing that I have never been on a roof before. • I have also staked a golf course starting at sun-up for an upcoming competition. I was burnt around the time we were done but it was well worth it in order to help other people for the sport they love

  8. WHAT I DID AS A SERVICE CONT. • I have also picked up plenty of thrash around the remerton area in an attempt to make the town sparkle. • I have done trash track for four weeks in which was the most disgusting job possible. It made me respect the trash man and there hard job

  9. What I got out of comm. Ser. • Community service isn't always the easiest job in the world but it does allow you to appreciate the individuals who do those difficult jobs on a day to day basis. Why we sit and complain about how tough the job is, they are out there making it look easy. So if I had to sum up all of this in one word then it would be RESPECT!

  10. Work cited • "What Is Service-Learning? | National Service-Learning Clearinghouse." National Service-Learning Clearinghouse | America’s Most Comprehensive Service-Learning Resource. Web. 11 Apr. 2011. <>. • "Benefits of Community-Based Service-Learning | National Service-Learning Clearinghouse." National Service-Learning Clearinghouse | America’s Most Comprehensive Service-Learning Resource. Web. 11 Apr. 2011. <>.