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Service Learning Program

Providing students avenues to pursue meaningful community engagement experiences at a variety of commitment levels in order to enhance their ability to meet learning outcomes in academic and co-curricular arenas at Ferrum College.

More about Service Learning

A collaboration between the college and one or more communities. Projects meet community-defined needs.

It may be integrated into the academic curriculum (course-based, credit bearing) or may be implemented as a co-curricular activity. In either case, service learning requires time for reflection (critical thinking, writing or talking) about the experience. Ideally, service learning enriches classroom knowledge and skills, develops a sense of caring for others, and develops civic responsibility.