"We are called to be lights in a dark world. I feel that its important to help everyone that we possibly can, in any way that we can, because we never know when we will be in their shoes. So as we began passing out bags of food to those that were there, I couldn't help but smile. I was filled with joy and I had such a great time. I recommend community service for anyone and everyone." -- MCTC Student A. Nicole Lykins, on her experience serving at a local food pantry.


What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning allows students to benefit from experiential education opportunities that combine classroom instruction with community service to further enhance learning outcomes. Through structured reflection, service-learning experiences can help students develop stronger connections between the curriculum and the world around them, as well as foster a sense of civic responsibility.

Service-Learning Experiences:

  • Meet a community need or advance the work of a non-profit or community organization (other than MCTC)
  • Engages a diversity of regional groups and organizations, or disadvantaged populations (other than family members or friends)
  • Requires a non-paid commitment of time and effort which may blend teaching and learning components to enhance the student experience
  • Does not actively promote a specific faith or solely serve members of a religious group or political organization


Learn More:

For more information, contact Carla Redden, MCTC Service-Learning Coordinator, at 606-759-7141, ext. 66190.