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Student Opportunities at JEP USC ReadersPlus

Service-Learning Options

Participation in ALL JEP service-learning options requires:

  • Eight week time commitment
  • Two hours per week
  • Two mandatory training sessions
  • Weekly reflective journals/responses (and lesson plans for mini teams)
  • A final analytical paper (if not required by professor)

All JEP assignments enable university students to deepen their understanding of course related content or skills. Students from the social sciences often work in assignments that allow them to observe in the community even while they are working with children and/or professionals in the community. Students from the natural sciences and some of the social sciences learn through planning and presenting a "mini-course" which mirrors some of the primary concepts taught in their university classroom. And some students practice newly acquired skills such as Spanish while working in the community. Our primary assignments include:

  • Mentors
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Mini-Courses
  • Project Read / Math Mentors
  • Special Assignments
  • Shelter
  • Foster Care
  • Peace Games