The CONNECTIONS Program is designed to integrate leadership development with civic engagement. The CONNECTIONS team is first-year research fellows who work together to develop leadership skills while serving others on campus and in the community. This program creates an atmosphere of community and support for students in their first year at St. Norbert College.
There are two main components with participation in Connections: leadership development and civic engagement.
Leadership Development Students participate in activities and/or workshops that assist them in developing leadership skills throughout their freshman year. This may include:
Attend workshops monthly
Service project planning, research, presentation, implementation and reflection
Civic Engagement (encompassing Service Learning) Students are required to be active with the after school programs at either Howe or Fort Howard Elementary Schools. Activities within this program include:
Tutor and mentor elementary school students
Receive a monetary compensation for tutoring hours
Participate in community service with after school program
Research Fellow Qualifications Students should be self- motivated, flexible, quick learner, organized, good people skills, team player, and creative. Qualified candidates have leadership and/or service experience, and experience working with middle or elementary school aged students. Students should be from underrepresented populations, low income and/or first generation. Access to a car or comfortable with public transportation is also a plus as students need to drive to various sites.
Students participating in the CONNECTIONS Program will be paid approximately $1500 for the academic year from St. Norbert College for participating in workshops, organizing their service learning component and mentoring.
The tutoring hours are approximately 4-6 hours a week.
TIMELINE Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
Apply Now! Download an application now and submit online to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please contact Brittany Bell via e-mail or x3232.