Center For Service - Service Programs
Alternative Spring Break
Each spring break, students can participate in a cultural immersion and community service program. Past trips include tornado relief work and mentoring at risk high school students at the David School in Appalachia, KY, Katrina relief work with National Wildlife Federation and Habitat for Humanity in the New Orleans area, home stays and community service in Belize, tutoring youth on the Navajo Nation, and helping construct traditional stoves in a rural village Cordoba, Mexico.
Contact Spencer Moser to learn more.
Student-Teacher In-Class Support (S.T.I.C.S.)
STICS is a tutoring program that places MCLA undergraduate students into local elementary school classrooms. Volunteers assist teachers by working with students who need extra help or are behind on school work. In addition to providing a valuable service to students and teachers, volunteers receive hands on experience in a classroom setting. You may especially be interested in this program if you're considering a degree in education or a career that involves working with children.
Contact Martha Pratt to learn more.
The Write Stuff
The innovative Write Stuff program connects MCLA volunteer writing coaches and mentors with 5th-7th graders from the three local elementary schools. Elementary students come to the MCLA campus and participate in a "college" activity, then use that activity as a springboard for writing assignments. This is an excellent opportunity to share your love of writing with youth who are in desperate need of literacy support, positive role modeling, and the self confidence needed to consider attending college. Contact Makayla-Courtney McGeeney or Nicholas Swanson to learn more.
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