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Service, volunteerism, and giving back to the greater good permeates the campus culture at Presentation College. Whether it’s tutoring kids in the Boys & Girls Club, building homes through Habitat for Humanity, or putting on free health clinics, learning here is elevated by our service to society and the way we connect on a human level.

This academic year alone, 232 Presentation College students completed 1,856 hours of community service learning projects. That’s the equivalent of 11 months of work. Of the 1,856 hours, 1,000 were completed right in the Aberdeen area.

One student said, “It is a great experience to give of yourself, to open up to new people and understand the importance of helping others and understanding that helping is a domino effect and those you help will be inspired to help others as well.”

While some of these volunteer hours are required, most students agree that they still plan to volunteer after those requirements have been met.

“I think service learning is really awesome and it gives you the push to do volunteering when you may have been reluctant in the past, and then you learn how rewarding it is,” one student added. “I know that for me in the past I have thought about volunteering, but then talked myself out of it, saying I didn’t have enough time.”