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Hilary Young

Hilary Young







Criminal Justice



What nonprofit did you work with?

Restorative Justice - Eau Claire



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.