College students look at their service-learning experience
as a way to interact in the real world. This may be
their first experience with possible employers.
Students want to make connections with agencies and
organizations that allow them to interact on a professional
Students often have the most current resources available to
them through their classes. Many are idealistic and
offer a fresh, creative approach to problem solving.
This perspective allows students to be more willing to offer
up suggestions, thereby encouraging your organization to
consider new alternatives.
A Base of Future Community Support
Your service-learning students are your biggest boosters!
This may be their first experience with addressing a
community need and students will want to get the word out to
everyone they know. A positive experience with your
agency can help spread the word about your cause to friends,
family and even other civic and church groups.
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