Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 2002

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Lee A. Plourde

Second Committee Member

Osman Alawiye

Third Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz


The project provides secondary health teachers who work with marginalized youth with a handbook of service-learning ideas in six units to incorporate into the curriculum. The handbook allows students to utilize the skills they have learned in the classroom by participating in service-learning activities in their community. Students involved in all stages of the service-learning process gain confidence to take ownership of the program allowing for success. By connecting the community and schools through learning, students are given the opportunity to explore their talents, get to know their communities, strengthen developmental assets and learn from one another.