You may be wondering why service-learning is an important component to your overall education. Here are some answers to your questions:
- You have the opportunity to participate alongside your professor, peers, and community members in learning academic course curriculum as well as providing meaningful service to your community.
- Service-learning can assist you in accomplishing the course's learning objectives.
- Service-learning has been known to help students gain a sense of civic responsibility, to critically engage in the local community, to become interested in pursuing social justice, and even consider that he/she has the ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
- Service-learning provides an invaluable component to your educational experience, giving you practical application to the academic theory you study in class. In essence, dedication to your service-learning opportunity can enhance your understanding of course material by bringing it to life!