Thank-you for visiting the Service Day 2013 website! We are deeply grateful for your support of the Service Day program. As educators, you are uniquely positioned to encourage students to engage in service and learn through their experience. There are a number of ways that you can get involved with this through Service Day:
Service-Learning refers to a pedagogical model which intentionally integrates academic learning with community service in a credit-bearing academic course. Students participate in an authentic service activity which meets needs identified by the community (designed within the framework of a mutually beneficial relationship) and critically reflect on that activity. Thus, students gain a deep understanding of course content, a commitment to socially responsible citizenship, and develop skills and understanding needed to contribute to civic well-being.*
*Taken from Messiah's Service-Learning website.