Kansas Wesleyan University introduces The Center for Global Service Learning, in partnership with led2serveU. This on-campus office is excited to provide a guaranteed Service Learning experience to all qualified students wo have attended KWU for at least 4 semesters. The Wesleyan Journey will be a opportunity that every student will want to explore!
The Center for Global Service Learning will collaborate with faculty to customize dynamic Service Learning Study Away courses that support established community partners around the world. Linking academic outcomes with intentional service provides one of the richest forms of learning for today's students. Innovative internship opportunities, vibrant learning experiences domestic and abroad, and meaningful, life-changing service projects are the hallmark of The Center for Global Service Learning.
The Center has a robust resource area both in-house and online. These resources are for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of KWU. Also, transient faculty and transient students may participate in the near future! Ongoing workshops are designed to address any potential questions faculty and students may have along with preparing them for their Journey. You will learn a ton of information beyond what you would imagine about travel to your specific destination, cultural sensitivity, safety, money and currency as well as tips for ensuring a rewarding and fulsome experience.
Join led2serve in the celebration of moving their offices to Kansas. It is the dedication of faculty, students, alumni and many others that will bring successful learning outcomes to all.
led2serve understands what it takes to create curriculum that allows colleges, professors, teachers, and most importantly students, to thrive in today's academic world while maintaining robust curriculum. Dr. Nancy H. Cummings, Co-founder of led2serve, states it best. "Today’s students want to learn, serve and help others. They are hungry to make a difference in the world. It is up to us, as educators, to meet their needs and design moments that intentionally bridge the gap between serving and learning. Service Learning produces well-rounded, caring, global citizens that will make a profound difference in their communities, their profession and around the world." She created a new division of the organization in 2013 which will focus exclusively on customizing Service Learning Journeys for all academic environments. Whether you are interested in a Service Learning Journey for your students or simply have an interest in learning while you serve, led2serveU will create an amazing life-changing Journey that you can join. THESE are examples of future Service Learning Journeys.
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led2play is an amazing Service Learning Journey that combines your servant heart with the inner child that we all have. From our younger days, we have wondered if play could be a vehicle that could make a lasting impact in the lives of other people. It can and it does! It is the purest form of serving. The smiles, the stories, the friendships, the meals afterwards; some of our most favorite moments come from being led2play with someone else. Give a little, play a little, play it forward...
World-renowned soccer player, Jackie Bachteler, partnered with Co-founder, Nancy Cummings, to create meaningful Service Journeys combining sport, play and service activies.
Jackie adds passion and purpose to her sport. She is a trainer, coach, mentor and friend to children and students across the globe. Bridging her playing style with her teaching technique, she has created the "soccer dance" and has elevated soccer to a brand new level. Having competed as a professional player in the U.S., Sweden, and Finland, Jackie has enriched the lives of countless people all around the world.