CSTEP students can engage in service learning by becoming a Community Health Educator (CHE) (PDF). The goal of a CHE is to create awareness, increase knowledge, and educate campus peers and the Buffalo community regarding the need for an importance of blood and organ donation. This goal will be achieved by engaging students pursuing allied health majors in service learning and training them to conduct educational workshops for UB students and facilitating a campus-wide organ donation registry drive. Our partner for this service learning project is Unyts. In addition, several faculty members and professionals provide training and expertise to CHEs.
Service learning combines meaningful service with instruction and reflection to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. Service learning improves students’ perceptions toward social responsibility and community connectedness, while developing leadership and work-related skills by applying what is learned to real world problems.
Last updated: November 16, 2017 1:22 pm EST