The Honors Program is holding a service-learning workshop from Sunday, August 18 through Wednesday, August 21 for 20 incoming first-year students. Student participants will live on campus in a residence hall and engage in service projects with different community based organizations, critically reflect with one another on their experiences, and build community with the Temple neighborhood and Temple Honors students.
The purpose of this program is to:
1. use a service learning model to educate students on social issues of inequity and inequality, using the particular context and challenges of our local community. Proposed focus areas include: food, education, and health/wellness;
2. instill/continue an ethic of service early in the college career;
3. model effective citizenship and leadership in one's community; and
4. develop cultural understanding through opportunities that stretch a student to move across social, economic, and cultural boundaries.
We are excited to partner with local community organizations in the hopes to develop sustainable relationships between our students and the surrounding community.