Blazer Build Habitat for Humanity. Courtney Lance. Service Learning. Service Learning is a method of teaching, learning and reflecting throughout the community. It involves students in community service activities and applies the experience to personal and academic development. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Blazer Build Habitat for Humanity
Blazer BuildHabitat for HumanityCourtney LanceService LearningService Learning is a method of teaching, learning and reflecting throughout the community.It involves students in community service activities and applies the experience to personal and academic development. Service Learning provides people with the opportunity to get involved in community events and help with community projects.Benefits of Service Learning for STUDENTSEngages students in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for their life experience and career choices. Broadens perspectives of diversity issues and enhances critical thinking skills. Improves interpersonal skills that are increasingly viewed as important skills in achieving success in professional and personal spheres. Develops civic responsibility through active community involvement. Provides substantial human resources to meet educational, human, safety, and environmental needs of local communities.
Benefits of Service Learning for COMMUNITYAllows the energy and enthusiasm of college students to contribute to meeting needs. Fosters an ethic of service and civic participation in students who will be tomorrow's volunteers and civic leaders. Creates potential for additional partnerships and collaboration with the campus.Allows interaction between the community and local students.Provides free service to the community and the less fortunate.Extends campus resources into the community and reinforces the value of the scholarship of engagement.
What is Blazer Build?Blazer Build is when athletes help build a home for people who are less fortunate on behalf of Valdosta State University.
What I DidAt Blazer Build, a few of my team members and I were split up into groups.I nailed the structure of the house together with boards that were placed on the outside. Basically, I put up the walls that cover the house. I also nailed on the insulation onto every wall of the house. The last project I helped with was nailing the roof to the side of the house.What I got out of Service LearningBy participating in the Blazer build for Habitat for Humanity I learned how to generally put a house together.Also, it was a great experience to volunteer and do something really neat for someone else. It was great spending time with my team as well.I learned that I like doing things for people who are in need. It also made me realize how fortunate I am.Overall, I enjoyed my service and it is my way of giving back to the community.
Pictures of Habitat for HumanityBlazer Build
Nailing on the wall structureAttempting to keep my balance while putting the roof on