Real World Edge Opportunities

For the Real World Edge, you will need 100 hours that may include a combination of service learning, research experiences, work experience, internships, or professional activities related to your major and/or minor.

Possible Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

Child & Family Services of the Upper Peninsula is looking for a volunteer for a young lady (16 years old) in foster care who would really benefit from mentoring services. It would be as many hours a month the individual wishes to provide. The individual would have to undergo a central registry check and background check. The young lady is very interested in art and loves to get outside. She needs assistance in learning acceptable social behavior, as she is socially delayed. She also would benefit from being taught skills such as how to plan and cook a meal, apply for a job, search and apply for housing, and understanding what resources are available in the community to assist her with any needs.  If you are interested in this, please contact Nicole Ketola, Foster Care Social Worker, Child & Family Services of the UP, Inc., 706 Chippewa Square Suite 105, Marquette, MI 49855; office: 906-228-4050 ext. 105 or cell: 906-235-7862.

Possible Citizenship or Real World Edge Hours

The Mather Nursing Center, 435 Stoneville Road in Ishpeming, is looking for volunteers to assist with bingo or an art student to help with art (painting/sketching group).  It can be ongoing or a one-time event.  They are also looking for volunteers to help with "theme parties."  If you are interested in helping with the art, we will provide the supplies (sponge painting, sketching, working with construction paper, etc.).  Please contact the activity director, Pierre Ogea, at 906-485-1073. 

Possible Real World Edge Hours

Michigan Energy Options is looking for an education and outreach design intern.  The education and outreach design intern will research a variety of energy and energy efficiency topics and create effective, compelling, and easy-to-understand break downs to be used in print and electronic forms across MEO's programs.  In addition, the intern team will design a variety of classroom instruction suitable for K-12 students.  Interns should have some knowledge energy sources, energy systems, energy efficiency technologies and alternatives fuel sources.  Interns need to be comfortable and effective in communicating information to people of all ages.  For more information, contact Michael J. Larson, MPA, U.P. Office Manager, at 906-226-1136 or 906-250-3356 (cell). is located at 205 Front Street, Suite 2F, in Marquette.

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