We must demonstrate to our students that service learning is not an ‘extra’ in education and in life, but an integral part of it.
Service Learning Lithuania Summer 2014
Community service has always been part of my life. In high school and college, I participated in various activities: working at soup kitchens, volunteering at an elderly home, and working at a local school tutoring elementary school students. When I first started teaching at St. Stephen’s in the fall of 2006, I was immediately interested in the volunteer activities available for students both on and off campus. Already in place were clubs like Reach Out, Bengt, and Down Syndrome Theater led by my former mentor and colleague Ron Locilento. Building on the established foundation, I wanted to create awareness around community service and give our students more opportunities to initiate and develop their own projects and activities.
Liz Johnson-Mottola - Biology and Boarding Faculty