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2021 Service-Learning Symposium: Exploring Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Glynn County

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Exploring Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Glynn County

Authors: Emily Hansen

Faculty Supervisor: Jessica Morris, Ed.D.

Community Partner: Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia

Abstract:

The phrase “Maslow before Bloom” has stuck with me during my time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. The students need nurturing, and I was honored to be able to provide them with a person who was safe and loving during my time there. As a future educator, it is important to be able to recognize the kids in your class as humans. They will have vastly different needs and home lives. The classroom needs to be a welcoming and safe environment for all the diverse students that will enter it throughout your career. Ensuring their needs are met to the best of your abilities will allow students to be more successful academically and in my future classroom.