By Taylor Smith
Minnesota School of Business-Richfield global citizenship class volunteered at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). The class of 28 student’s, including nursing, medical assisting, business, and digital video students took part in this transformational adventure. Through the Eagan hub, students were able to feed an astonishing 60 malnourished children for one entire year in just two short hours. These 22,000 meals of just over 100 boxes were sent to the country of Haiti.
“This class has not only opened my eyes to the major issues in the world’s history, but has reminded me what it means to be a true citizen of the world,” said a student in the class.
Another student expressed her appreciation for FMSC by commenting that not only was she able to do something that helped others, but it really made her feel good too. She went on to mention her realization that in life, helping others should reflect well on ourselves.
Instructor, Jason Kriegel, the executive program chair for the business program at Globe Education Network (GEN), exudes a sense of community and belonging in the classroom.
“Jason’s mutual respect provides a supportive, collaborative environment crucial to the service learning experience,” said Taylor Smith, campus event coordinator/academic support, and student at the MSB-Richfield. “In addition, each student is aware that individual contributions are integral to group success. This setting provides students with the opportunity to build teams much like those formed in the workplace.”
About Service/Applied Learning:
A core component of the educational experience at the Minnesota School of Business (MSB) is student involvement in the service and applied Learning projects. These activities, we believe, prepare our students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society upon and even before graduation. For some students, however, it resonates much deeper than expected.
We define Service Learning by “learning by doing through an act of giving.” It is our hope that through meaningful community service, paired with instruction and reflection, the projects can aid in the enrichment of our learning experience at MSB.
About Feed My Starving Children:
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. The meals are then shipped to their distribution partners and sent to various parts of the world. FMSC meals have reached over 70 countries in the history of the organization. Their mission is not only to provide nutrients for children but also to supply feeding programs to these countries in hopes of breaking the cycle of poverty