Event Title

Benefits of Service Learning Youth Development

Location

Georgia Southern University- Williams Center

Faculty Mentors

Dr. Alice Hall

Course Name

CHFD 3135: Youth Development

Session Type

Undergraduate Poster Presentation

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

18-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

April 2018

Description

The purpose of this study was to assess the benefits of the service learning component in CHFD 3135 - Youth Development. Every semester the students in CHFD 3135 are required to complete 14 hours of service learning in one of three after school programs in Statesboro: Boys and Girls Club, Cone Homes, and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation (SBCPRD) After School Program. Students are asked to take a survey regarding their service learning experience on the last day of classes. Of the 236 students enrolled in CHFD 3135 from the Fall 2015 to the Fall 2017, 178 responses were completed, a 75% return rate. The mean scores on the 20 survey questions ranged from 3.10-4.6 (on a 5-point scale). The overall mean was 4.10 on all 20 questions indicating an overall positive experience. The most common word listed as most liked about the service learning experience was the children.

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Benefits of Service Learning Youth Development

Georgia Southern University- Williams Center

The purpose of this study was to assess the benefits of the service learning component in CHFD 3135 - Youth Development. Every semester the students in CHFD 3135 are required to complete 14 hours of service learning in one of three after school programs in Statesboro: Boys and Girls Club, Cone Homes, and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation (SBCPRD) After School Program. Students are asked to take a survey regarding their service learning experience on the last day of classes. Of the 236 students enrolled in CHFD 3135 from the Fall 2015 to the Fall 2017, 178 responses were completed, a 75% return rate. The mean scores on the 20 survey questions ranged from 3.10-4.6 (on a 5-point scale). The overall mean was 4.10 on all 20 questions indicating an overall positive experience. The most common word listed as most liked about the service learning experience was the children.