New service learning course to be offered at Willamette University

Beginning in the fall 2013, Willamette University will partner with Willamette Academy to offer Willamette Academy Service Learning (WASL), an interdisciplinary service learning course introducing students to the issues of educational access in the Salem-Keizer community. In this course, Willamette students will provide tutoring for Willamette Academy students as well as develop professional skills such as marketing, grant writing, and communication. The requirements for the course include attending one 90 minute class and volunteering at Willamette Academy for at least 4 hours a week while keeping a journal of their experiences.

Nominated in the Statesman Journal for the best nonprofit in the Mid-Valley, Willamette Academy is excited about partnering with Professor Linda Hueser and the Sociology Department to offer this new opportunity to reach out to the Willamette University student body. In order to participate in this course, students must be in good academic and behavioral standing at Willamette University and need to have the ability to serve as positive role models for Willamette Academy students. For anyone interested in learning more about the course more information can be found here.