Honors Program Service Learning

Honors Program Service Learning
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Service learning is the combination of community service that meets a real community need combined with academic and personal reflection. Through service learning, students integrate academics with real-life experiences and discover what becoming a responsible part of the community really means. Service learning allows students to take a service like trash collection and use it as an opportunity to not only clean up the community, but to also conduct research and address needs within the community. The integration of community service and academics allows students to apply techniques learned in classes to solve real-life problems.

Through service learning, students are able to think outside the box and link theory with experience. Students develop a sense of purpose and gain an understanding of personal values, strengths and weaknesses, while making significant contributions to the community. The service-learning experience is a collision of discovery inside and outside the classroom.

Honors students are not only expected to develop academic excellence, but also strong leadership skills, teamwork, character, motivation and dedication to service. As part of the Honors Program commitment, members are required to complete service-learning requirements through the honors service-learning course IDH 2634H. This one credit course is blended, with two in-person meetings, 30 hours of services, discussion forums, reports and evaluations.

To obtain the proper forms to document service-learning projects and hours, please log in to the My|Courses. For more information regarding the honors service-learning course (IDH 2634H), please contact at Dr. Tucker at (727) 791-2752.

For any additional questions, please contact the Honors Program directly at (727) 791-2708 or honors.program@spcollege.edu.

Check out the following video of Honors Program students helping clean up Sand Key Park.