NSCC “Difference Dollars for Service Learning” initiative encourages students to give back to the community

Nova Scotia Community College

from The Chronicle Herald:

During the winter and spring of 2017, students at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) are being invited to submit ideas for projects that will not only apply the knowledge they are learning at the NSCC, but which will also better life in the province.

“Difference Dollars for Service Learning is a new initiative that enables students to apply for funding to undertake a hands-on, community-based project,” Odette Merchant, a project manager with the NSCC says.

She says students at every campus and those who are studying virtually are being encouraged to apply.

The hope is that there will be project ideas submitted from every part of the province. The proposals for funding are tied to the four main themes of the Now or Never (Ivany) Report:

  • Our future— Ideas that create a healthy future for young people in Nova Scotia.
  • Our communities— Ideas that help invest in vibrant communities.
  • Our environment— Ideas that connect to our surroundings and our ocean environment.
  • Our entrepreneurial advantage— Ideas that inspire.

“These are pretty broad themes,” Merchant says.

“So, they will enable students to create projects based on their own personal interest.

It’s a great opportunity for students to move a great idea forward while they are applying what they have learned to a real-life situation.”

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