This experience helps students to understand and appreciate the American Indian culture.
If you are interested in signing up for this event, please follow the 3 steps listed below:
1) Go to: www.projectgemmn.org
2) Scroll over to COMMUNITY CONNECTION
3) Scroll down to either POWWOW OR VOLUNTEERS ONLY and follow instructions.
Service-Learning Provides Educational Experiences
A national study of Learn and Serve America programs suggests that effective service-learning programs improve grades, increase attendance in school, and develop students' personal and social responsibility. A growing body of research recognizes service-learning as an effective strategy to help students by:
Promoting learning through active participation in service experiences
Providing structured time for students to reflect by thinking, discussing and writing about their service experience
Providing an opportunity for students to use skills and knowledge in real-life situations
Extending learning beyond the classroom and into the community
Fostering a sense of caring for others
Service learning is an educational method that involves students in challenging tasks that meet genuine community needs and requires the application of knowledge, skills and systematic reflection on the experience. - National Youth Leadership Council
For more information, contact: Alice
See first hand what you can do as a volunteer:
Here are a few quotes from previous
service learning students!
"My service learning experience at the PowWow was very educational! Being around other cultures and learning about their customs is great!"
“I think the Pow wow was a big turning point for me. I realized that it is interesting and fun to learn about other cultures. Spending the whole weekend with a different race/culture was eye-opening and I loved it! Meeting new people is what I love to do, so it was perfect. This experience makes me want to get out and do it more.”
"I learned a lot when I worked at the PowWow for my service learning."
“The service learning assignment went a long ways in my cultural competence. I got to connect and understand with the Native American culture.”