Salt Lake Community College and the Thayne Center for Service & Learning will recognize service-learning students and their accomplishments in a special ceremony Thursday at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
The Engaged Learning Celebration highlights the work that SLCC students are doing on a variety of service projects. In addition to an awards ceremony, some students will give presentations on how service learning has personally helped them and how it differs from a regular class setting.
SLCC service-learning courses integrate traditional coursework with service opportunities through several community partners. Students who enroll in these special courses can use the added service component to apply what they are learning in a real-world setting and help others.
In addition to service-learning courses, the Thayne Center coordinates the Alternate Spring Break program to give SLCC students the opportunity to travel outside of Salt Lake to volunteer with one of four organizations. Current community partners include Border Angels in San Diego, CA; Glide in San Francisco, CA; Solid Ground in Seattle, WA; and the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.
Any SLCC student is invited to attend the celebration to learn more about the different service opportunities and how to get involved. Coffee and refreshments will be served for those who stop by.
The Engaged Learning Celebration will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Oak Room at the Student Center.