S-L Student & Faculty Reflections

#CapturingCommunity: Sarah Thomas

Name: Sarah Thomas

Role in Service-Learning: S-L Student

College: Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Major/Program of Study & Minor: Physical Therapy major, Psychology minor

How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work?

Service-Learning has given the opportunity to give back to my community, which is something I have always tried to do. I believe it’s important to help others when you have the skills and opportunity to do so. I became interested in physical therapy because I wanted to help people, and this gives me the opportunity to make a difference in a person’s life.

What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning?

People should know that Service-Learning is as much a learning experience for you as it is for the people you are working with. I learn so much from the kids I work with every time I see them.

Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you?

Service-Learning is part of the Physical Therapy program curriculum and we are allowed to choose which site we would like to work with!

If Service-Learning were an animal, what would it be and why?

I think Service-Learning would be a chameleon. It can take on many different looks and many times people don’t know it’s there. Sometimes you have to look for it, but there are so many different ways to serve your community and make a difference.

If Service-Learning were a song, what would it be and why?

Service-Learning would be Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake. Not only does it feel good to help people, but hopefully the goal is help others and make them feel good or make improvements to an area.

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