Students volunteering for Make A Difference DayStudents will become engaged, involved citizens.  They will:

  • Develop an empathy and concern for others
  • Gain practical experience in community settings
  • Increase their awareness of community challenges, opportunities, and processes

To satisfactorily achieve the outcome, students will complete:

  • 100 hours that may include a combination of service learning, community service, and civic engagement.  A minimum of 10 hours must be civic engagement activities, and students will need to participate in 3 separate volunteer activities.
  • Log your hours on the Superior Edge logging system
  • Write a reflection paper/schedule an interview with one of our staff members and complete a short survey

Examples of what would count towards completion of the Citizenship Edge:

  • service learning:  course-related experiences
  • community service:  volunteer opportunities
  • civic engagement:  attending or working on a community/political campaign; attending governmental, ASNMU, non-profit board (i.e., NMU Board of Trustees, etc.) meetings; attending public hearings; school board/PTA meetings; jury duty; working at an election, etc. 

Possible Citizenship Edge Activities:Midnight Run Sled Dog Championship Volunteers

  • Personal volunteer projects such as Adopt-A-Family, Adopt-A-Highway, Big Brothers Big Sisters, food pantries, Habitat for Humanity, hospice, Humane Society, Make A Difference Day, Red Cross, Special Olympics, U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race, or being a mentor
  • Hold a position in a student organization to promote volunteer work (i.e., volunteer coordinator for residence hall)
  • Volunteer work coordinated by the NMU Volunteer Center
  • Organize volunteer programs/opportunities
  • Work in an academic service learning course
  • Travel abroad to do volunteer work

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