St. Norbert College education majors host after-school programs
Through its Village Project partnerships, St. Norbert College provides its first-year education students the opportunity to mentor children in the Green Bay Area Public SChool District afterschool program. This academic service-learning project gives the college's students firsthand experience as future teachers; in return, young people in our community's schools receive quality academic and social support from positive adult role models, and a reference point for their own future exploration of higher education.
"In Wisconsin, 33% of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school."
Afterschool programs help improve academic performance during school time hours and at home. Moreover, the programs positively impact student attitudes and aid in building healthy relationships.
Simulation Offers Insight on Impoverished Living
The Center for Community Service and Learning and the Multicultural Student Services offices hosted a Poverty Simulation to help its students explore the challenges associated with living in poverty. The simulation was facilitated by University of Wisconsin-Extension Cooperative Extension County-Based Family Living Educators.
The simulation offers students the chance to learn how community differ economically, social, demographically, and culturally. The simulation is not used to reinforce stereotypes of low-income communities, but to expose people to the needs of our communities and breakdown barriers between its community members.
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