Service learning combines classroom instruction with community service, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address local, community-identified needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their community.
We believe that civic engagement is a core responsibility of our students and graduates. As a comprehensive community college, Laramie County Community College will play an active role in renewing and strengthening the commitment of students to civic life. We believe that service learning offers the greatest potential to foster civic responsibility because it provides opportunities for students to engage directly in our communities and meet the needs of the communities while enhancing coursework, broadening the scope of clubs and organizations, and creating life changing experiences through the residence life program. As students participate and reflect on these learning activities, the importance of civic responsibility and their role as engaged citizens will result.