Service Learning Project Boys and Girls Club of Rush County Shane Hanley Education 121-OAJ December 2, 2012
Community Partner Project Part 1 ( Session #4) Community Partner Project Part 1 ( Session #6) Pre-service Learning Assessment (Session #6) Community Partner Project Introduction Letter to Agency Community Partner Information (Session #8 Page #1 only) • Community Partner Project Interview ( Session #13) • Community Partner Time Sheet Table of Contents
Community Service Learning Contact List (Session 4) • Rush County Child Protection • 1304 N. Cherry St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • (765) 932-2392 • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:30pm • Local Office Director: William Ammerman • www.in.gov/dcs/ • Changing Footprints • 310 N. Julian St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • (765) 938-1382 • Hours: • firstname.lastname@example.org • http://changingfootprints.com • Rush County Boys and Girls Club • 1590 N. Sexton St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • Hours: Mon.-Thur. After School-8pm Fri. • After School-6pm Saturday 8am-4pm • email@example.com • http://www.rushcountybgc.com/main.asp?id=1 • Big Brothers Big Sisters Rush County • 525 7th St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • Hours: • firstname.lastname@example.org • http://www.bbbsrushcounty.com
Interlocal CAP, Inc. • 525 W. 7th St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • (765) 932-2863 • Hours: Mon.-Thur. 8am-5pm and Fri. 8am-4pm • email@example.com • http://www.icapcaa.org • Purdue University Extension Office/ 4-H • Rush County Court House, Room 103 • 101 E. Second St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • (765) 932-5974 • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm • firstname.lastname@example.org • http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/rush/Pages/4-HYouthDevelopment.aspx • Kappa KappaKappa, Inc. • 814 N. Morgan St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • (317) 876-7481 • Hours: Mon.-Thur. 8:30am-4pm • email@example.com • http://trikappa.org
Blue River Community Harvest • 9462 N. Carthage Rd. • Carthage, IN 46115 • Executive Director, Robin Goodpaster: (317) 402-4089 • Hours: Tuesdays 1-4 PM (General services) Alternate Tuesdays 6-8 • (Food and clothing distribution) Saturdays (2nd and 4th) 8-11am • http://www.bluerivercommunityharvest.org/ • Centerstone • 509 Conrad Harcourt Way • Rushville, IN 46173 • (765) 932-3974 or 1-800-344-8802 • Hours: Customer Care Center and Crisis Call Center (24/7/365) • firstname.lastname@example.org. • http://www.centerstone.org/ • Rush County United Fund • 215 N. Perkins St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • 765 932-4191 • Hours: 3rd Thursday of each month (Board Meeting) • email@example.com • http://rushcountyunitedfund.com/home
Community Service Learning Contact List ( Session #6) • Rush County Child Protection • 1304 N. Cherry St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • (765) 932-2392 • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:40 pm • Local Office Director: William Ammerman • www.in.gov/dcs/ • Rush County Child Protection is a part of the Indiana DCS, which is a state organization that offers such services as; child protection from neglect and abuse as well as foster care, adoptions, and child support. This organization also reaches out to the community with education about child development and safety. This organization takes in book and school supply donation and uses volunteers to sort and stuff backpacks for children. • Changing Footprints • 310 N. Julian St. • Rushville, IN 46173 • (765) 938-1382 • Hours: • firstname.lastname@example.org • http://changingfootprints.com • Changing footprints is a non-profit organization that provides new and gently used shoes for families and individuals in need. This organization also reaches out to the community with education programs in schools and youth programs illustrating that there is people in need around the world and their own backyards. This is a volunteer based organization as well as relying on donations working with organizations large and small.
Rush County Boys and Girls Club 1590 N. Sexton St. Rushville, IN 46173 Hours: Mon.-Thur. After School-8pm Fri. After School-6pm Saturday 8am-4pm email@example.com http://www.rushcountybgc.com/main.asp?id=1 The Boys and Girls Club of Rush County provides a fun and safe environment for the children of Rush County to play, laugh, and learn. The club offers an enriching environment for children to grow and develop into productive human discovering their full potentials and skills they need for life. This organization uses volunteers for such things as; homework help, dances, and coaching, donations are always welcomed and they have a program to sponsor a child in order to help with cost of operations and families unable to pay membership fees. Big Brothers Big Sisters Rush County 525 7th St. Rushville, IN 46173 Hours: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bbbsrushcounty.com Big Brother and Big Sisters of Rush county is an organization that matches “bigs” with “littles”, mentors with children. The mentors spend at least 6 hours a month with the “littles” encouraging, helping, and sometimes just listening to their “littles”, helping them realize their full potentials. The BBBS program sows into the life of children and by doing so help to produce better schools and communities. This organization is dependent upon volunteers to be mentors, help at events, board members and donors.
Interlocal CAP, Inc. 525 W. 7th St. Rushville, IN 46173 (765) 932-2863 Hours: Mon.-Thur. 8am-5pm and Fri. 8am-4pm email@example.com http://www.icapcaa.org Interlocal CAP, Inc is a not-for-profit Community Action Agency that is dedicated to helping others help themselves. One of the programs that are offered through this agency are; Head Start which is a preschool program that assists low income families providing games education and meals to the children in the program. Interlocal CAP Inc does offering some volunteer opportunities within it different programs. Purdue University Extension Office/ 4-H Rush County Court House, Room 103 101 E. Second St. Rushville, IN 46173 (765) 932-5974 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm firstname.lastname@example.org http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/rush/Pages/4-HYouthDevelopment.aspx The 4-H program in partnership with Purdue University, as well as other land grant universities, use hands on education programs to develop children and adults along with the U.S. Department of Agricultural. By using developmental programs 4-H helps to enrich the community by shaping tomorrow’s leaders and innovators today through research based programs. The 4-H is made up of all volunteers and do depend on some outside donations.
Kappa KappaKappa, Inc. 814 N. Morgan St. Rushville, IN 46173 (317) 876-7481 Hours: Mon.-Thur. 8:30am-4pm email@example.com http://trikappa.org Tri-kappa (Kappa KappaKappa) is a philanthropic organization and sorority consisting of 146 different chapters within the boundaries of Indiana. There is also 114 associated chapters and almost 9,000 members state wide. Each chapter promotes projects within the community of each chapter as well as state wide projects. They also offer some scholarships to those who meet the criteria. As far as volunteers Tri-kappa is a member only organization, but do accept donations from individuals and business and corporations. Blue River Community Harvest 9462 N. Carthage Rd. Carthage, IN 46115 Executive Director, Robin Goodpaster: (317) 402-4089 Hours: Tuesdays 1-4 PM (General services) Alternate Tuesdays 6-8 (Food and clothing distribution) Saturdays (2nd and 4th) 8-11am http://www.bluerivercommunityharvest.org/ Blue River Community Harvest is a community based food bank, that provides food, clothing, and guidance to those in need in the surround areas of Carthage, in and Northwest Rush County. This organization is meeting the needs of those who are in need in this struggling economy. Volunteers are encourage to come and help out on the operating days and donations consisting of monetary, food, and time are always needed to continue.
Centerstone 509 Conrad Harcourt Way Rushville, IN 46173 (765) 932-3974 or 1-800-344-8802 Hours: Customer Care Center and Crisis Call Center (24/7/365) firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.centerstone.org/ The nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based behavioral healthcare provider, Centerstone offers educational services as well as mental health, and substance abuse treatment in Indiana and Tennessee. These programs have helped 74,000 indiviuals and families as of 2011. As of right now there are no opportunities for volunteers, but monetary donations are always accepted. Rush County United Fund 215 N. Perkins St. Rushville, IN 46173 765 932-4191 Hours: 3rd Thursday of each month (Board Meeting) email@example.com http://rushcountyunitedfund.com/home Rush County United Fund is a fund that holds an annual campaign of charitable giving and then uses those donations for 9 different member charities within Rush County, IN. Some of the member charities are Changing footprints, Inc., Community food pantry, and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Rush County to name a few. By helping with charitable funds to these organizations the Rush County United Fund is enriching the community and helping those in need. Volunteers are needed to serve on the Board of Directors and monetary donations are always welcome.
Pre-Service Learning Assessment(Session 6) • Please Respond to the following questions concerning Service Learning. Then answer a few brief reflection questions. Submit your answers I • n on or before Sunday, September 30th by 11:59 pm through this portal. People define service in many different ways. Represented below are some examples of service. Study the list carefully. Pace a 1 next to • the action that most closely models your personal philosophy of service. Place a 2 next to the action that is the second closest to your • philosophy of service, and so, until you have ranked every item up to 15. • 1 Choosing professional work that makes a difference. • 2 Voting • 3 Joining the armed forces. • 4 Providing dinner once a week at a homeless shelter. • 5 Helping to start an after-school program for children whose parents work during the day.6 Adopting a child.7 Talking with a friend about a social issue of importance to you.8 Giving blood.9 Working for a candidate in a local election.10 Donating money to a local charity.11 Painting a community mural.12 Visiting different houses of worship (churches, synagogues, mosques, temples) every week to • learn about different religions in the community.13 Tutoring a migrant worker.14 Leaving your car at home and biking to work every day.15 Chaining yourself to an old growth tree as loggers enter the forest.
1. What in your family, background, personal sacrifice or engagement determined how you would rank the options? I grew up as an army brat for the first 13 years of my life so that is one reason I placed a high value on military service. I also grew up in a home that discussed a lot of politics and I feel that voting is something that is very important and should be exercised whenever possible. While living on military bases there were many times that they had places where the children could hang out in Fort Richardson, Alaska it was the DYA. It was sort of like a boys and girls club or YMCA type place, we had dances, outings, could get homework help, and they would have games that we could play. I had the privilege of being in a mentorship class that met at 5:30 am on Tuesdays a couple of years. This group was lead by the pastor of the church I was attending at the time, and he encouraged us to take what we had lead and been imparted and choose a person or persons to pour into as well. • 2. Which items relate to advocacy? direct service? charity? or personal choices? • ADVOCACY: Chaining yourself to an old growth tree as loggers enter the forest, Talking with a friend about a social issue of importance to you, Working for a candidate in a local election, Helping to start an after-school program for children whose parents work during the day. • DIRECT SERVICE: Providing dinner once a week at a homeless shelter, Tutoring a migrant worker, Painting a community mural. • CHARITY:, Donating money to a local charity, Giving blood. • PERSONAL CHOICE: Voting, Joining the Armed Forces, Adopting a Child, Visiting different houses of worship (churches, synagogues, mosques, temples) every week to • learn about different religions in the community, Leaving your car at home and biking to work every day, Choosing professional work that makes a difference. • 3. Voting.
Introductory Letter to Agency (Boys and Girls Club Rush County) • Shane Hanley • XXXXXXXXXXXXX • Milroy, IN XXXXX • October 7th, 2012 • Mr. William A. “Chet” Walker • Boys and Girls Club of Rush County • 1590 North Sexton Street • Rushville, IN 46173 • Dear Mr. Walker: • My name is Shane Hanley and I am interested in a Volunteer opportunity with the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County. I would like to explain for my interest in a volunteer opportunity and explain what qualifications I have that would be beneficial as a volunteer. • I am a student at Ivy Tech Community College, and I am currently enrolled in the education program. The Education 121 class that I am enrolled in is conducting a Service Learning Project, and volunteering with your organization is beneficial in the completion and focus of the Service Learning Project. Also being involved in the education program I feel that working with your organization would be beneficial in my pursuit of becoming a teacher. • I would like to share some of my volunteer experience that could contribute to a volunteer position with the Boys and Girls Club. I have been involved with Children’s and Youth Ministries at Bethel Family Worship Center in Indianapolis. Some of the duties included; driving a bus to events, summer youth camps, and teaching classes. I feel this experience with different age groups could be beneficial in a volunteer position with your organization. • Mr. Walker, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and I would be greatly appreciative for an opportunity to volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County. • Sincerely, • Shane Hanley • Home Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx • Cell Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx • Email: @yahoo.com
EDUC 121 Community Partner Information (Session 8 Pg# 1) Complete the questionnaire and record the number of hours in the table on page 2. You will submit the first page in Week 8 and the time sheet in Week 16. Have fun!! What is the contact information of the community partner where you have chosen to do your 10 hours of service learning? Boys and Girls Club of Rush County 1590 North Sexton Street Rushville, IN 46173 Phone: 765-932-2765 Chief Professional Officer: Mr. William A. “Chet” Walker firstname.lastname@example.org 1. Describe the services this agency provides. The Rush County Boys and Girls Club provides a fun environment for the children of Rush county to play and learn; by providing after school programs as well as homework help, dances, and coaching. The club also invites local leaders to share their knowledge and experiences with the children to inspire and encourage.
2. Why did you choose this agency? I have cousins and friends who when they were younger were involved in them boys and girls club, so I knew a little about the boys and girls club. After doing the research on the different organizations I found out how much more they do for the community and the children in it than I thought. Because of this I wanted to become involved with this organization and see firsthand how they do this and the results of the programs they provide. 3. Please list your anticipated volunteer schedule below. Start on Monday October 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. upon arrival on this date will get the rest of the schedule of volunteer times. I will be in the library from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. assisting with homework help.
Mr. William Walker Executive Director: Boys and Girls Club of Rush County, IN, Inc. Phone: 765-932-2765 Email: email@example.com • Q:What is your organization's mission or purpose? Mr. Walker: Enhancing the quality of life for boys and girls as participating members of a richly diverse society. • Q:What social problem does this organization help eradicate? Mr. Walker: The boys and girls club of Rush County helps to work on the character, health (both physical and emotional), and education of children in the Rush County area to provide them with opportunities to become productive members of the grater society. • Q:What do you think is the most important service of your organization? Mr. Walker: Giving children opportunity and a place to go and grow; teaching children to work with other children and individuals. Learn that there are things that they can do, and things they need to ask for help, and it’s ok to ask for the help when needed. • Q:What project(s) or service(s) can students Ivy Tech create or help with for your organization? Mr.: Walker: Ivy Tech students can help by volunteering, and one of the areas is homework help. Also they can help to build confidence, doing so by being a mentor for the children. • Community Partner Interview (Session #13)
Q:What information do you want your community to know about your organization? • Mr. Walker: I would like the community to know that the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County is here to help, the more that we can do to help the • youth of the community the more that we can help the community as a whole. • Q:Are there any services or items that you would like to add to your Organization, going forward? • Mr. Walker: If the Resources were available, our Organization would like to hire more full time adult staff. The benefit of having more full time • adult staff is that it helps to create stable relationship, in that when an adult is there on a daily basis and not sporadically. This helps to bring more constant contact and relationship building with the children. This helps to develop and build upon the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the children who attended the Rush County Boys and Girls Club, which then helps the community and families.