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2021 Service-Learning Symposium: Learning at the Boys & Girls Club

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Learning at the Boys & Girls Club

Authors: Haven Hopkins

Faculty Supervisor: Jessica Morris, Ed.D.

Community Partner: Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia


While volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club, I learned a lot about what I want for my future classroom and what is important in a student-friendly environment that best benefits the learners. You must begin by setting classroom norms and making clear expectations for your students. One thing I noticed that the students benefitted greatly from was their routines in the after-school program. The Boys & Girls Club had a routine that was the same each day so the students knew what to expect and what should come next. Volunteering in an after school program has given me great insight as a future educator into how I will run my own classroom.