What did you do for your service-learning?
The Restorative Justice Program aims not to punish juvenile delinquent adolescents, but instead, give them a second chance. I have the privilege of working directly with these students once a week during three hour group-based workshops.
What motivated you to choose this project?
Sometimes these students don't come from the best backgrounds, so I would like to learn how to show them that I am very open-minded person, and I would like to learn how to gain trust from many of them.
Is your service-learning relevant to your field of study?
s a criminal justice major, I plan to take what I have learned in the classroom and apply it to my service-learning experience. The combination of the two will make me better equipped for my career when I graduate.
How did you impact your community?
These adolescents are our future generation, so through this mentoring we are having a huge impact on the community to come.
Would you recommend this to other students?
I would recommend this opportunity to other students that are interested in this specific field. It is a great mentoring experience that I found very rewarding.
How would you summarize the experience in one sentence?
I feel exhausted; but at the end of the day, it's worth it and you feel more whole inside.