The Service Learning Project, At St. Bernard's Health And Wellness Center

1318 Words Nov 16th, 2015 6 Pages
Introduction The service learning project, Say Boo! To Bullying 5k, 10k, and 1 Mile Costume Crawl event was held at St. Bernard’s Health and Wellness Center on October 31, 2015. According to Borunda, Davis, and Rinaldo, service learning is defined as “an experienced-based pedagogy that serves a community needs” (2015, p. 115). The event benefits the My Generation Foundation and Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas. The purpose of this event was to educate the families and citizens about the available resources for children and adolescents that have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms. The event provided a powerful message to the community for the individuals who have a disability. For instance, the runners that participated in this event were advocating for this vulnerable population. In addition, this event was organized to build self-esteem and empower this vulnerable population to building a healthy life. Children and adolescents who have ASD symptoms are unique and intelligent and represent a special population in today’s society. The activities were scheduled and organized for all age groups, such as participating in the 5k and 1k crawl for the babies, a bouncy house for the children, and runners outfitted in Halloween costumes. Participants were awarded trophies for participation as well as prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category and for best costumes. Concession display booths were organized to provide beneficial educational information on…
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