Students were reminded of the stages of Service Learning. (PARC). PARC stands for Planning, Action, Reflection, and Celebration.
Students were introduced to the 10 tools of PARC.
5. High Quality Service
6. Civic Responsibility
7. Integrated Learning
10. Broad-Based Integration
Students were also introduce to the transforming power of the tools:
Youth Leadership: From minimal interest to maximum participation
High Quality Service: From clueless volunteering to
to goals oriented valued service to a real need
Collaboration: From isolated labor to interaction in decision making
Integrated Learning: Academics in Action. From learning within four walls to learning from applications to reality
Research: From information receiver to information analyst
Rubrics: From fear of results to security of outcomes based on degree of commitment
Civic Responsibility: From apathetic observer to engaged citizen. You become the change you want to see!
Reflection: From Me, myself and I to focusing on the grater good
Evaluation: From fear of mistakes to turning mistakes into learning opportunities
Broad-Based Integration: From isolated vision to mission of the culture of the institution(s)
The next session will focus on the following PARC Tools
1. Civic Responsibility
4. High Quality Learning: Academics in Action, Academics at the Heart of Service.