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MU Community Engagement Project

SRV_LRN 2021/2021H – 3 credit hours

Sponsored by the MU Office of Service-Learning, this course encourages a lifetime of leadership and public service in undergraduates of all majors and disciplines. It is a required course for both the Minor in Leadership and Public Service as well as the Peace Corps Prep program. This course offers students the opportunity to engage in academically based community service while learning about issues of social justice, civic engagement, the ethics of service and the policy framework connected to social issues. Students select one of two labs: Public Health or Youth: Mentoring, Literacy, and Early Childhood. Students attend lecture twice a week and lab once a week while serving in the community. Students serve 3-5 hours per week at a local service site, focusing on youth development, public health, or community development/social justice.

Note: Available to Honors and Non-Honors Students, Writing Intensive, Service Designated

Programs Offered during academic semesters:

Youth Program:

Undergraduates serve as mentors, tutors, and role models for at-risk youth in our community. Service includes working with Head Start children, tutoring in public schools, providing enrichment activities in after-school programs in low-income neighborhoods, and mentoring 12 to 16 year old youth who are at risk of dropping out of school or not attending college.

Public Health Project:

Pre-nursing, pre-med, and public health students serve in free clinics, the Veteran’s Hospital, and various health education sites.

Community Leadership Seminar:

Student leaders raise funds and create long-term projects in the community. Student leaders have developed the Tiger Service Corps.