Service Learning Academy
The Service Learning Academy is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students from Madison Area Technical College with community non-profit organizations to volunteer two hours each week at the same organization for 10 weeks. Any student enrolled in a class at Madison Area Technical College is welcome to join the Service Learning Academy. Sign up for the Service Learning Academy for the Spring 2019 term.
This program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Each team will be guided by a student leader in the program to provide support and training.
All Service Learning Academy volunteers will be required to attend an orientation with the Madison College Volunteer Center before beginning the program. This will be 90 minutes long for first time volunteers and 45 minutes for returning volunteers. During the orientation you will complete any necessary paperwork, receive your t-shirt, and learn about program structure and updates.
spring Semester Service Learning Academy
Timeline for 2019 Spring Semester
- Madison College Volunteer Center Orientation (required for all SLA volunteers, both new and returning): multiple dates in December & January
- Select your orientation date when you sign up to be an SLA volunteer
- Orientation week (if the site you selected requires an on-site orientation): February 4-8, 2019
- Volunteering begins: February 11, 2019
- Volunteering ends: April 26, 2019
- Recognition banquet: May 7, 2019, 6:00 pm at the Truax Campus
Expected Learning Outcomes
Being a member of the Service Learning Academy (SLA) will provide you with the unique opportunity to practice your leadership skills and be a role model for students and community members in a service learning initiative that will enhance the traditional classroom experience, foster personal development, and improve our communities.
Students participating in the Service Learning Academy will gain experience and enhancement of the following Madison College Core Abilities: communication and social interaction, local and cultural perspectives, self-management, and critical thinking. The SLA Student participants will also gain enhanced skills in professional responsibility, time management, and interpersonal interactions.