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2017 Service-Learning Symposium: Being DIFFERENT is Okay

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Being DIFFERENT is Okay

Author: Angel Wright

Faculty Supervisor: Jessica Melilli-Hand, Ph.D., MFA

Abstract:

For my project, I was able to delve into the topic of disabilities. My community partner was our very own College of Coastal Georgia Office of Disability Services. I talked with Jennifer Zak and with all the confidential information within the office, I couldn't work directly with her but I made a flyer to emphasis the importance of individuals that have disabilities and that they are no less than any other person. With completing my time with my community partner, I felt humbled and I appreciated my life more than I ever had. This experience was something I would've never done on my own and now I cannot wait until the next time I volunteer. It is very important for my community to know that everyone should be treated equally no matter their skin complexion, race, disability, ethnicity, or social class. My relationship from the project to my Service-Learning Outcome is that I feel so good that I have made my peers aware of different disabilities present on my campus and I will continue to strive to make people aware on and off my campus so that they can learn to help too.