Research From the Field
The purpose of this study was to explore the professional impact that a youth-centered service-learning program had on college students. Participants were 34 undergraduate students (28 females, 6 males) enrolled in an academic core course that integrated Lifetime Exercise and Physical Activity Service-Learning (LE PAS), an after-school program developed to address the physical and social needs of hurricane displaced K-5 youth living in a travel trailer community. The students worked in LE PAS-related activities and completed a series of reflections. Inductive analysis revealed that a youth-centered service-learning program was effective for (a) getting college students to think seriously about working with youth professionally, and (b) discovering and adopting valuable strategies for working with youth.
Carson, Russell L. and Domangue, Elizabeth A.
"Youth-Centered Service-Learning: Exploring the Professional Implications for College Students,"
Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/jces/vol3/iss2/7