"We are called to be lights in a dark world. I feel that its important to help everyone that we possibly can, in any way that we can, because we never know when we will be in their shoes. So as we began passing out bags of food to those that were there, I couldn't help but smile. I was filled with joy and I had such a great time. I recommend community service for anyone and everyone." -- MCTC Student A. Nicole Lykins, on her experience serving at a local food pantry. 

What is Service-Learning?

"Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities," according to Learn and Serve America. 

Service-learning has many definitions but many scholars will agree that this teaching strategy has been shown to be a powerful tool to help students connect the classroom to practical experience. Service-learning offers the potential to facilitate a sense of personal development, intellectual growth and social responsibility among students who participate. Learn more about service-learning for:

For more information, contact Carla Redden, MCTC Service-Learning Coordinator, at 606-759-7141, ext. 66190.