On Friday, Oct. 18 approximately 80 Learning Community students, three faculty members, and two staff members raked leaves for homeowners neighboring campus. The volunteers served 24 homeowners and bagged close to 150 bags of leaves. The faculty and students will log approximately 170 hours towards the 125,000 service hour goal.

Following the service project, the students participated in a debrief session where they applied their service to what they are learning in the classroom and discussed the importance of serving others. Many students reflected on the accomplishment and said this project will motivate them to continue to find service opportunities within the area.

This is the first large-scale Learning Community Service project that has taken place. Service Learning will continue to be integrated into Learning Communities as the program develops.

For more information about Learning Communities, please contact Hannah Severtson, Director of Learning Communities, at severtson@mnstate.edu.

WDAY, KVRR and Valley News Live covered this event.