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Welcome to Windward CC Service-Learning

 

Picture of Kayla McCumberMany courses offer a service-learning option. It is an alternative to another assignment, another way to practice and demonstrate learning in your course. You will volunteer a minimum of 20 hours at a community site or organization. Your volunteer activity, or your organization, must relate to the course. Your teacher will tell you how you will show your learning (e.g., through a reflective journal, class presentation, report). Service-learners who complete their projects successfully will receive certificates recognizing their community contributions.

For short term volunteer opportunities go to our Facebook page.


Requirements (PDFs)


Why Choose Service-Learning?

  • S-L is hands-on learning. If you like to DO to learn, it's a good choice.
  • S-L clarifies the relevance of a course to real life.
  • It gives you a chance to explore education and career choices.
  • You'll make connections and join networks in the community.
  • Volunteer service is valued by transfer schools.
  • Many service-based scholarships are available.
  • Service-learners demonstrate greater increases in reasoning, leadership, and confidence than non-service-learners.

 

 

page last updated: January 17, 2013

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