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Students Take Service-Learning into Community

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Westminster College students in a "Juvenile Delinquency" class taught by Dr. Kristenne Robison, assistant professor of sociology, completed service-learning in the community as a course requirement.

Each student spent 15 hours during the semester at George Junior Republic (tutoring); Lawrence County Community Action Partnership's (LCCAP) Getting Youth Motivated (GYM) program at the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center; or Union High School's C.A.R.E.E.R.S. (Changing Attitudes Regarding Employment & Education for Responsible Students) Club, a program that helps high school students develop career skills.

Many class members spent Global Youth Service Day (April 15) at the Career and Technical Center leading high school students through a number of team-building exercises as part of the GYM program that is coordinated by LCCAP's Ja'Von Clark and Maria Joseph, a 2009 Westminster alumna.

Westminster has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since the program was launched in 2006.  Nearly 70% of Westminster students volunteered last year and logged over 26,000 hours of community service.

Contact Robison at (724) 946-6033 or email for additional information.

Global Youth Service Day at Lawrence County Career and Technical Center