We would like to invite Virginia Tech students to join the service-learning course in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic planned for the upcoming Summer I Session. The course, LDRS 1016: Exploring Citizen Leadership, is a 3 credit course with a focus on leadership topics. The course involves a service-learning component in which students are given leadership roles during camps we host for local youth. We will also spend significant time in class reflecting on these experiences and tying those experiences to leadership topics covered in the course.
We will have class in Blacksburg beginning May 28th and travel to Punta Cana June 5-15th. While in Punta Cana, we will work closely with Deportes Para La Vida (DPV, a local NGO) and Peace Corps members as we offer a 5-day camp to local youth. The first two days of camp will be lead by DPV staff as they focus on health/sex education within the community. The remaining three days of camps will be lead by VT students and will focus on sports (soccer, volleyball & football).
We have space reserved at the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation and are in hopes a few more students can join us for this course. Please contact me asap should you be interested in more details.
Danny White | Director of Student-Athlete Affairs
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