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Service Learning

What Students Say . . .

“I chose to participate in the Service Learning Program for my project. My assignment in Service Learning was to design and make posters to promote the arrival of new recycling bins in Gadsden. I did a lot of research on recycling and what to do and what not to do. I tried to create colorful and creative ideas for posters to catch the student’s and maybe even the faculty’s eye.
            Through this project I have gained a lot of respect for those who do community service and receive nothing in return. I realize that participating in community service is not about what you get out of it, but how much you put into it, and how it helps others. Participating in Service Learning has encouraged me to help my community in any way that it needs help, and hopefully inspire others to do the same.”

What Other Students Say . . . 

“I really enjoyed the experience in the classroom.  This was my first time doing Service Learning.  I feel like I learned a lot from the children and the teacher at Gadsden Middle School.  Everyone was so kind.  Thanks for the experience.”

“I enjoyed working with the Service Learning Center.  It was a help to me for my class and the kids I worked with. It also helped me to make sure I wanted to be a teacher.  I would only hope many more people would try this.  I thank you a lot.  You are doing a great job.  I would not change anything you are doing.” 

“Service Learning was a great help.  I enjoyed the interaction with students and teachers.  I feel this will help me when it comes time for my internship.  I volunteered to finish out the semester with Mrs. Thornton at Thompson Elementary for the experience I am getting.  I would recommend some time of Service Learning for every class.”

“I really enjoyed doing Service Learning.  It really helped me to get a better understanding of the Human Service Field.  I think that this was such a great learning experience.”

“I love being able to help my community.  I want to thank Service Learning for giving me an opportunity to go out in the real world and do things hands-on.”