Globe University Partners with Local Girl Scout Troop to Identify Positive Characteristics
Building a positive self-image is something that students at Globe University realized was an important issue in society today. As part of a service learning project for the Interpersonal Relations Class, students invited Girl Scout Brownie Troop #2099 from Neenah, WI to visit the campus and engage in activities that will help boost self-esteem.
Throughout the planning process, students worked together to pinpoint several projects that would help the Girl Scouts identify positive characteristics in themselves and their peers. Students also had to overcome the obstacle of successfully interacting with people of a different age group.
Service Learning Coordinator Amanda Loewen made sure that the students were aware of the way they would interact with the young kids. “The key student learning experience was to focus on providing outreach to a group of children,” Loewen said, “Both verbal and nonverbal communication was important.”
While self-esteem is often discussed in classrooms, the students at Globe University enjoyed completing the projects as just another way to portray the image of positive self-esteem with the girls. They made “I Love Me” journals, “What Makes Me Happy” posters and “All About Me” posters. These activities emphasized the importance of accepting and loving yourself for who you are.
Globe University Student Scott Kirvan was excited to be a part of the project. “It was so nice watching the kids work together and the feeling they got when nice things were said about them,” Kirvan said, “Young minds, so innocent—the potential for greatness is unlimited.”