University of Akron Service Learning Projects

Did you know that Spring Garden works with the University of Akron on service learning projects for the education of our students, their students and the benefit for our school community?

In the latest project, we are working with five students from an English Composition II course, which is focused on argumentation and rhetoric, as well as composition. The UA students researched the Spring Garden community and decided to work with us to beautify our facility, so that when families drive up to the school, the outside of the building reflects what goes on inside. The UA students will then give a presentation at the end of the semester that represents their work with the Spring Garden Waldorf community.

Our previous project through UA Service Learning was the creation of the beautiful Day of the Dead alter displayed at our school store this last fall. The altar was built by UA Spanish students and Spring Garden eighth grade students, in celebration of one of Mexico’s most renowned traditional celebrations.

According to UA, “This service-learning project provided UA learners an opportunity to engage in meaningful research, collaborate with local Spanish students, and have first-hand experience with a Mexican tradition.”

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