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Service Learning. By: Brittany Bronson. Freshmen Year Experience. Community Service. Definition: a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions I have learned a lot over the past year about volunteering/community service.

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service learning

Service Learning

By: Brittany Bronson

community service
Community Service
  • Definition: a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions
  • I have learned a lot over the past year about volunteering/community service.
  • Helping people is a way to give back and get involved in your community.
  • Freshmen Year Experience is a great way to get involved in Valdosta’s community, especially if you are not from the area.
  • Getting to know your town can help out quite a bit!
benefits of service learning
Benefits of Service Learning
  • Increased access to the range of supports and opportunities 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.
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Blazer Raiser
  • The Blazer Raiser was a VSU tennis fundraiser that invited sponsors to come eat and socialize, while the tennis team was auctioned off to play on teams for the fundraiser tennis match.
  • I helped take money and tickets at the door and made sure all the tennis members went to the right auctioners.
fall ball
Fall Ball
  • The fall ball was a fun, halloween party thrown for Normal Life of Valdosta, GA.
  • Normal Life is an organization that specializes in aiding special needs young and older adults.
  • The FYE program funded a party to help make their lives normal and fun.
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  • This community service project is an ongoing event and anyone can participate.
  • Adults and children pick up trash and help keep the community, as well as the environment clean and healthy.
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Relay for Life
  • Relay is a fundraiser to help America’s Cancer foundation.
  • This event takes place once every April all over the country.
  • There are a lot of fundraisers and events prior to Relay to help spread the word.
  • Luminaries are placed around the track in memory of the loved ones taken by cancer.
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Food Bank
  • The Food Bank was a community service project that involved delivering food to less fortunate families in Valdosta.
  • I had a lot of fun working with the people at Food Bank and learned that everyone can do their part and help.