CHEYENNE, WY – Laramie County Community College announces a new partnership with ServeWyoming, a federal volunteer generation fund program. Beginning in the Summer of 2021, LCCC students will have an opportunity to complete a service learning project at a Laramie County non-profit agency.
The program will be open to 20 students based on educational background and interests. Each student will be assigned an industry mentor and will spend 10-20 hours working on and completing their projects. LCCC and the ServeWyoming program want to connect students to volunteering opportunities, allow them to engage in meaningful service to their community, and develop projects designed to utilize volunteerism as a solution to community-based issues and problems.
LCCC’s newly introduced academic Pathways are designed to connect students to the greater community and create meaningful and essential student experiences.
“We believe this partnership is just the beginning of this growth and connection opportunity for our students,” said Carole Boughton, LCCC business and accounting pathway coordinator.
Currently, 10 business and accounting pathway students have applied to be part of this inaugural program.
“Learning through service provides students an opportunity to build their professional skills as well as network with the non-profits who make our community a better place,” said faculty member Danielle Adams. Adams is part of the growing team of faculty at LCCC who are infusing service learning projects into their classroom experiences and curriculum.
Moving into the Fall 2021, LCCC looks to also introduce this opportunity into its ITS Pathway “It is import to offer LCCC student’s opportunities, like ServeWyoming, to help them gain valuable skills and experience to enhance their resumes and reinforce classroom instruction,” Said Troy Amick, information technology faculty.
Non-profit agencies who are interested in hosting a student to complete a project or community members who are interested in volunteering to mentor students during their project should contact, Carole Boughton at 307.778.4399 or cboughtoFREELARAMIE.