Why Service Learning:
What are the Benefits of Service Learning?

  • For the Young Person

Cognitive Development: basic skills, critical thinking, problem solving

Interpersonal Development: communication, teamwork, citizenship, cultural diversity/awareness, empathy

Personal Development: responsibility, self esteem, leadership

Career Development: career exploration, job-related skills

  • For the School

Motivated and engaged learners

Great possibilities for enriched curriculum, interdisciplinary learning and performance-based evaluation

Rejuvenated faculty and staff

Enhanced sense of community

  • For the Community

Valuable service received

Improved communication across cultures and generations

Great future leaders and citizens

Heightened respect for young people as contributors to society