Learn while helping your community!
Did you know that Gateway Community and Technical College offers classes with services learning components? Service learning is a fusion of community service, coursework and reflection. Not only does service learning help you get hands-on learning experience, it also helps your community!
What are the benefits of service learning?
- It enriches learning of course material.
- It engages you in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for your life experience and career choices.
- It helps you to increases awareness of current issues in society as they relate to your academic areas of interest.
- It can broaden your perspective of diversity issues and enhances critical thinking skills.
- It can help you to improve interpersonal skills that are increasingly viewed as important in achieving success in professional and personal spheres.
- It can also help you to develop civic responsibility through active community involvement.
What are some examples of service learning at Gateway?
- An Instructional Design class developed a digital, WIC-friendly cookbook for the Brighton Center's clients.
- A Criminal Justice class hosted a crime scene investigation camp for local high school students.
- A Computer and Information Technologies class developed a database for the Center for Great Neighborhoods youth programs.
For more information, please contact Shellie Baker, (859)-442-1111