By Noa Golan
As a freshman, I was lucky enough to find myself in Dr. Begley’s biology service-learning class. Initially, I didn’t quite understand what community service had to do with cell and molecular biology- that changed as soon as I started serving. I was a part of a group that was tasked with creating a fun, educational after-school curriculum for Science Club for Girls (SCfG). Not only did this task prove very difficult, it actually required a profound understanding of the material. Although we were tasked with helping SCfG, I am sure that I got at least as much out of the experience, if not more. That is the beauty of service-learning.
I continued to stay involved in service-learning as an S-LTA. However, this year, I wanted to try something different, so I joined the Service-Learning Street Team! My experience on the Street Team has been an incredible one. I have had the opportunity to explore the surrounding communities even further through our student tours, to meet new community partners and faculty through our interviews, and really expand my S-L family through our large group meetings. If any student is looking for a supportive, fun, and amazing community to become a part of, they couldn’t do better than the S-L community. Every single person that I have had the opportunity to work with, from my fellow Street Team members, to the S-LTAs, to the team managers has been absolutely incredible.
As I reflect upon my last two semesters on the Street Team, I am excited for all of the future S-L ST members because they have so much awesome work ahead of them!
For details on how YOU can apply to join the Fall 2016 Service-Learning Street Team, click here.