Service Learning is not . . .
Connecting Service with Learning: Academically rigorous, meaningful service with a significant positive impact upon those involved
Reflection: Assessment of personal and community needs, reflection on participation, and evaluation of progress
Reciprocity: Both the student and community partner give and receive time, energy, knowledge, and creativity
Critical Thinking: Involvement in situations conducive to creative, effective problem-solving
Social Responsibility: Expansion of student's compassion, civic awareness, and desire to be engaged in the community
Experiential Learning: Use of direct experience and hands-on learning to develop skills useful in future careers, family life, and community involvement
Needs-Based: Project based on community-identified needs