What Students Say About Service-Learning
What did you like best about Service-Learning?
"Through serving others, I have explored new frontiers, acquired skills, developed flexibility, solidified my values, improved my relationships and valued the frustrating, disappointing, confusing and exhausting times in serving, just as much as I have valued the exciting, challenging, motivating, and rewarding moments."
"Tangible application of theories and ideas”
"I liked learning outside the classroom."
"My service-learning experience will be remembered more vividly and positively than any course I have taken."
"I benefited more in Service-learning than a soon-forgotten paper."
"Books cannot duplicate real-life experience."
"I had no idea the impact Service-learning would have on my life. I realize how one person can make a difference."
"I can no longer imagine my life without some form of service. In visiting with the people that I serve, I not only learned a little of my worth, but of theirs as well."
"I sincerely believe that in some capacity, I can and will, make a difference."
"I discovered 'me'."
"I think the lessons I value most from this experience are what the children have taught me about myself."
"It is a great opportunity to get you prepared for your expected major."
"Helped me reaffirm my goals"
"It gave me a good look at what being a teacher is all about."
"I have gained 12 extra grandparents and learned that social work is what I want to do."
"I feel like I actually stepped out into the real world."
"The opportunity it gave me to see and learn about other people and points of view - to experience it."
"Being in contact with people from diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds"
"I learned about a different community."
"Each person I worked with brought with them great life experiences, and I learned as much as I could."
"I feel like I am an important member in my community."
"I don't believe that we will ever make an impact by just passing another law through Congress. It takes dedicated people who want to make a difference in the community."
"I learned about civic responsibility."
"I learned that we must work together in order to make our communities thrive. Politicians can't change the communities but we can."
"Giving makes a community."
"I helped and they helped me."