For the month of October, the Service Learning Series sponsored by the Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will focus on Disabilities.
Tameeka Hunter, assistant director of the Disability Resource Center at Clayton State, will facilitate a discussion about the daily challenges and misunderstandings faced by people with disabilities. The session will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 11:30 a.m., in room 262 of the James M. Baker University Center. All students, faculty, staff and the public who are interested in discussing and learning more about the disabled community are welcome to come and participate in this open discussion.
Then, on Saturday, Oct. 22, Clayton State students will be volunteering at The Reece Center for Handicapped Horsemanship in Palmetto, Ga. The Reece Center offers horse riding lessons and equine assisted therapy to disabled children and adults at minimal cost. Participants will assist with cleaning, maintenance and light carpentry work on the main barn that was damaged by the spring storms.
It is our goal that the students will take the knowledge and understanding gained from the discussion with them to volunteer at the Reece Center,” says LaShanda Hardin, Leadership and Service Learning coordinator for the Department of Campus Life.
Additional information about the Reece Center can be found at www.reececenter.org, or on Facebook at Reece-Center-for-Handicapped-Horsemanship.
The Campus Life Service Learning Series was developed to expand civic engagement to include not just opportunities to volunteer, but also opportunities to connect concepts and theories learned in the classroom with practical application in student life on campus and beyond. Each month the series confronts a different critical community need and induce students to think constructively about social injustices from a scholarly perspective prior to actually engaging in a community service project that addresses the issue. Students will have the opportunity to interact with staff and faculty members who will facilitate thought-provoking conversations on the monthly community need topic.
For additional information, contact Hardin at (678) 466-5424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.