Tuesday, December 13, 2016

End of Semester Updates for Education & Leadership!

November has been a fun month for the Education and Leadership LLC. We had our first LLC event. As a group, we participated in Make a Difference Day. This was a volunteer event put on by the Center for Community Based Learning Leadership and Research. Students volunteered around the Milwaukee area doing yard work for community members, and they also picked up trash in neighborhoods around UWM. The Education and Leadership LLC joined approximately 300 other volunteers at this event. Resident Assistant Lauren Leverty and Peer Mentor Franky Castillo joined a few of the residents in cleaning up trash along Bartlett Ave a few blocks west of campus.

A favorite part of the required class for the LLC is the service learning experiences. Residents are able to help out in schools all around Milwaukee, doing anything from helping teachers with crafts, to tutoring younger students on their homework. This is a great opportunity for residents to explore more opportunities for them in Milwaukee, and to gain valuable experience in working with a diverse group of students.

The Education and Leadership LLC also put their leadership skills to the test in a Minute to Win it challenge throughout the North Tower 21/22 house. Residents from the 22nd floor of North Tower, where the LLC is locate, challenged residents from the 21st floor of North Tower. Residents participated in small activities and team building games. Activities included a minefield game, a cup stacking challenge, and a tower building challenge. These games and activities created space for residents to talk about different leadership skills, and for some floor bonding through healthy competition. The Education and Leadership LLC is proud to be the champions!
Lauren, Resident Assistant

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