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Fostering Student Leadership in Tackling Community-Based Problems
Unformatted Document Text:  and non-profit sectors to develop a collaborative partnership in creating an effective program that meets real needs. a. Students research existing youth initiatives. b. Students identify best practices and make recommendations for process improvement. c. Students design, build, and run process work flow for emerging youth initiative. To improve written communication skills, students keep weekly journals with free-form and structured responses to prompts. It is important to note that all of the writing assignments are geared toward strengthening the students’ ability to link their experiential learning to the traditional learning that goes on in the classroom. Students reflect on their experiences and link them to theory, in an effort to continually have them practice bridging abstract, conceptual knowledge to the “real-world” practical challenges of policy process. Structured prompts help students synthesize classroom learning with their service-learning experiences. Sample journal prompts are listed in Appendix B. In addition, students take inventory of the tools gained as they approach the third and final phase of the course. Student writing and research skills will be sharpened by producing a final report. Oral communication skills are practiced frequently throughout the course. Class sessions are heavily discussion-based, with my primary role as presenter of questions and stimulator of thoughtful discussion. Outside of the classroom, students further hone these skills by directly interfacing with the community nonprofit and its clients. This is particularly unique, given that college students are so often accustomed to practicing 7

Authors: Sylvester, Dari.
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and non-profit sectors to develop a collaborative partnership in creating an
effective program that meets real needs.
a.
Students research existing youth initiatives.
b.
Students identify best practices and make recommendations for process
improvement.
c.
Students design, build, and run process work flow for emerging youth
initiative.
To improve written communication skills, students keep weekly journals with
free-form and structured responses to prompts. It is important to note that all of the
writing assignments are geared toward strengthening the students’ ability to link their
experiential learning to the traditional learning that goes on in the classroom. Students
reflect on their experiences and link them to theory, in an effort to continually have them
practice bridging abstract, conceptual knowledge to the “real-world” practical challenges
of policy process. Structured prompts help students synthesize classroom learning with
their service-learning experiences. Sample journal prompts are listed in Appendix B.
In addition, students take inventory of the tools gained as they approach the third and
final phase of the course. Student writing and research skills will be sharpened by
producing a final report.
Oral communication skills are practiced frequently throughout the course. Class
sessions are heavily discussion-based, with my primary role as presenter of questions and
stimulator of thoughtful discussion. Outside of the classroom, students further hone these
skills by directly interfacing with the community nonprofit and its clients. This is
particularly unique, given that college students are so often accustomed to practicing
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