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2021 Service-Learning Symposium: Providing Hope and Help to Christian Brothers

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Providing Hope and Help to Christian Brothers

Authors: Kailar Bryant, Misty Philips, and Bryson Morrison

Faculty Supervisor: Mary McGinnis, Ph.D.

Community Partner: Newpoint Partnership

Abstract:

My group and I decided to help out a local nonprofit organization. Newpoint Partnership is a nonprofit Christian organization that focuses on rehabilitation for former prisoners. My group’s goal was to create an updated social media page for the organization and revamp it a bit. We also thought getting mass emails sent out to members and potential donors would be a good way to get this fairly new organization more known! This project left a big impact on me. I would first like to say doing this project over face call was NOT easy. Getting everything done virtually was probably the hardest thing I’ve done in a while. However, I had a great team and we always found ways around any technical problems we encountered. With that being said, this project definitely taught me to keep finding new ways to get something done if it wasn’t done the first time. That also coincides with the message of the non profit! Providing rehabilitation for one of the largest social outcast groups in the world is amazing. I realized that everyone makes mistakes, and providing them for a way to better themselves is how you work toward being a good member of society. Working through our problems is exactly what my group and I had to do. Although it wasn’t easy, we still pushed through, and I’d like to imagine that is what life is like for a former prisoner going through rehabilitation so they can fit in with the outside world. After this project, I will always try to find new and improved ways to do things so that I am always prepared for what the world has to throw at me!