Service-learning programs positively impact youth by engaging, educating, and inspiring them to become global citizens. Service-learning programs positively impact youth by engaging, educating, and inspiring them to become global citizens. Service Learning involves almost any helping activity. We generally refer to direct service to individuals, indirect service to people, and advocacy work. Direct service includes tutoring, serving meals, working with patients, helping a refugee family, walking foster dogs, or participating in events at a nursing home. Many psychology and education courses incorporate direct service. Indirect service is doing something behind the scenes to help, such as organizing a fundraising event, working in a resale shop, stocking a food pantry, collecting donations or planting trees to help the environment. Fields such as environmental studies and sociology tend to offer more indirect service opportunities. Advocacy can take the form of students writing letters to government officials, demonstrating in a picket line or educating others about possible policy changes. Political science and criminal justice classes often feature more advocacy work.
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Builder's Club: Service Learning and Leadership
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