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What people have to say about service-learning at Whitworth
"Although I took tests and gave reports on Maslow's hierarchy-of-needs theory, I never fully understood this theory until I met a little homeless boy at the YWCA who needed breakfast and a warm sweatshirt before he could study."
"Student and faculty involvement in service-learning reinforces in tangible ways Whitworth's commitment to be a good and responsible citizen of the world. Whether classes are planting trees, conducting a sociological survey for an inner-city neighborhood, or leading drama workshops for mentally ill adults, their service-learning experiences enhance academics and provide a way to live out Whitworth's mission to 'honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity'."
"I would recommend service-learning to anyone. It's a great experience to help someone else out instead of serving yourself all the time."
"It has given me a relevant, meaningful application of course material. Additionally, it has allowed me to network with other professionals in my prospective field."
"I'd recommend service-learning only if a person wants to be changed and to make a change in others' lives. It is so worth it, and I'm so thankful for it."