This course will provide students with the opportunity to “learn and serve” while earning academic credit. Students will gain experience volunteering a total of 20 hours. Students will attend 5 classes a week. Service learning provides a unique opportunity to experience working within a community setting under the guidance of a mentor. This course offers students the flexibility of designing their own work schedule. Course grading is based upon both volunteer work and classroom assignments. Students do 10 hours of service during class time and the balance on their own time. Red Jacket students may complete their service learning requirement by taking this class and presenting their project at the conclusion of the course. The service learning requirement for Red Jacket consists of 20 service learning hours evaluated by a supervisor, a 10 minute speech to a panel about their service, and a 5-7 page paper about their experiences. Students also present a power point show, a portfolio, journals, and various other documents and pictures. All work started in one semester must be completed in that semester. If the service project is not completed during the course of the semester, the student will begin fresh with a new mentor and follow all rules and regulations concerning time tables.