Service Learning Project By: Joseph Reese PARKWOOD HEALTHCARE
Service Learning • Service-learning involves students in community service activities and applies the experience to personal and academic development. • Service learning is a method of teaching that combines formal instruction with a related service in the community.
Benefits of Service Learning Benefits for Youth Participants • Youth who participate in high-quality community-based service-learning are likely to benefit in a number of ways (Chung, 1997; Coe-Regan et al, in press; Lewis-Charp et al., 2003; Tannenbaum, S. C., 2007; and YMCA of the USA, 2004): • Young people gain access to the range of supports and opportunities (or developmental assets) they need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. One study of youth civic activism found that these settings had particular strength in cultivating youth and community involvement (Lewis-Charp et al., 2003). • 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. Many leaders in public service today speak about how they were nurtured, inspired, and shaped in early experiences in community service or volunteering.
What did I get out of Service Learning? • Its something that we should do as students ion college to help the community • In my reference it was the elderly • We as college students should help the elderly because we will need help when we get older • “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”-Luke 6
What did I do? • I ate with the residents at the dining hall • I helped set up activities for the residents • Man(Resident) on the right was given certificate for leadership in Vietnam War.
Stuff I did (Continued) • Spent time with the queen of the Nursing Home when I was there. (On the right)
History of the Nursing Home Parkwood Health Care Facility -Owned by Crown Management -Crowne Management, LLC is a long-standing Alabama firm with a well-managed state-wide network of 15 nursing homes, 11 assisted living facilities and one independent living facility. We serve the needs of communities for quality, affordable nursing home care and assisted and independent living facilities. -http://www.crownemanagement.com/index.htm
Works Cited • http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/service_learning/definition.cfm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service-learning • http://www.servicelearning.org/instant_info/fact_sheets/cb_facts/benefits-community-based-service-learning