The Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) at Northern Michigan University received the 2016 U.P. Service Award in the volunteer program category from the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development. The award was presented at the recent U.P. Non-Profit Conference held on campus. SLFP was recognized "for mobilizing people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community needs.”
According to information provided by SLFP, over the last 25 years, the program has had about 1,000 graduates with about 112,000 hours of community service in positions of leadership.This year alone, 49 student graduates completed nearly 5,500 hours of community service at 46 different internship sites and organizations. On top of that, the program has produced group projects for the community such as a dodgeball tournament with all proceeds going to Bay Cliff Health Camp, and a domestic violence awareness campaign to assist the Marquette Women’s Center.