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The Advocacy Project is an alternative you have that will fulfill
the 13-hour experiential learning requirement. It requires more creativity and
initiative on your part than simply plugging in to an existing Service Learning activity, since you need to design and implement the
project, but it can be done according to your schedule. You should decide
by next week (Sept. 9) whether you will be doing an Advocacy project or participating in
the Service Learning option.
If you elect to do an Advocacy Project, you should submit a
proposal to Elizabeth Brenden by Wednesday, Sept. 16. You must
work in groups of at least four Advocates. The proposal should include
the following information:
- Names of students working together on project
- A description of the project, including site, objective, plans for
implementation, and a cost estimate.
- The name and number of a contact person at the project site.
- A signed acknowledgement and permission slip (if applicable) that the
contact person has accepted and approved your Advocacy Project.
Your Advocacy Project must be completed and the objectives you set out in the proposal should be met. As with the service learning options, there
will be a short (3-4 page) reflection paper from each participant due
after the completion of the Project, in which you will describe your
experience, and how you hope this project will benefit the community.
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