Student Blog

Each year, thousands of Mizzou students serve the community through Service-Learning. Through this blog, students share stories of their service experiences.

Claire Ames in front of the Learning Garden

Planting A Seed

Recently, I was walking down the hallway with a few girls who attend Garden Club at the Southern Boone Learning Garden. One of them looked up at me and asked, “So, why are you here?” I told the girls I…

David Ezeji

Meaningful Interaction

On my first day of service at Kids in The Kitchen, I had a conversation with the mother of one of the children attending the program. This conversation enlightened me to the realities of people living in different life situations than me and caused me to reflect on how social systems can often times fail to accommodate the needs of those who differ from the general public.

Kara Krus

Impactful Mentoring

A common theme that I have discovered while working with various non-profit organization is everyone does a little bit of everything. There is never a shortage of work to be done, and no days off.

Kody Jones

A New Perspective

At the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center, I serve as one of the student staff members who focus on daily operations and special events. Being at the front desk is an important position because I am the primary person that clients interact with.