For a lot of first quarter students, Global Citizenship becomes a positive class experience especially during their service learning project.
Globe University-Madison West’s Tuesday class spent the morning volunteering their time at Middleton Outreach Ministry or M.O.M. a non-profit organization which helps local families with providing them with food, clothing, housing, energy and emergency assistance, as well as a seniors program and several holiday programs that support the community.
For Medical Assistant student, Andrea White, the focus became the food pantry which required her and others to unpack donated food from trucks, stock shelves and check for expired items. “Volunteering at M.O.M. really made me want to go back there and volunteer again because I got to know other volunteers and it was a really fun experience.” She said.
Medical Administrative Assistant, Janel Adler spent her time outside in the community garden and shed. She along with others organized M.O.M.’s cluttered garden shed. After completion, Janel noted that it was so clean, “People were finally able to walk in and grab tools.” She added, “I really enjoyed volunteering. It’s a very good feeling to help others.”
Wednesday’s class will also be working with M.O.M. for their service learning project , while Monday’s class worked closely with M.O.M. at the Voss Haus. They brought treats and helped clean apartments for elderly and disabled residents, as well as took the time to listen and exchange stories with them.
Overall, the SS103 Global Citizenship students worked closely with M.O.M.’s various programs and made a huge difference in the lives of many of their community members. In return, the students learned more about themselves, community, and the good feeling one receives by giving and helping others in need.