For Students

Benefits of service-learning for students

Service-learning:

  • Provides an opportunity for Western Michigan University students to identify and dissect biases and stereotypes, empowering them to build a new framework for understanding.
  • Contributes to a culture of innovation, unconventional thinking and problem solving.
  • Enhances work-force development and students’ employability through applied learning and real-life experience.
  • Encourages civic engagement and social responsibility, and decreases effects of current cultural and political apathy.
  • Offers opportunities for students to learn and practice leadership skills.
  • Assists in the development of critical thinking skills.