Education

Class project promotes service learning and advocacy

Education students partnered with Child Advocacy for their Service Learning Project which included creating a Pinwheel Garden for Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness month in April.

The EDC 183 class was excited to partner with Child Advocacy for their Service Learning Project which included creating a Pinwheel Garden for Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness month in April.  Students created posters and chalked sidewalks with child abuse and neglect data furthering awareness across campus.  We appreciate being given the opportunity to work as partners with Child Advocacy to raise awareness on campus and in the community about this important campaign.

Students gathered on campus with staff from Child Advocacy on the afternoon of April 3 to install the Pinwheel Garden and kick off Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness month.  The blue pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention.  The whimsical pinwheels serve as a tangible reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.

Alma College faculty and students pose with Child Advocacy staff at the kick-off event.Alma College faculty and students pose with Child Advocacy staff at the kick-off event.

Dr. Peggy Thelen facilitated the collaboration with Child Advocacy.Dr. Peggy Thelen facilitated the collaboration with Child Advocacy.Audra Stahl, President and CEO of Child AdvocacyAudra Stahl, President and CEO of Child Advocacy

 

Child Advocacy staff join students placing the pinwheels in McIntrye Mall.Child Advocacy staff join students placing the pinwheels in McIntrye Mall.

 

The blue pinwheels will be on display on campus during the month of April to promote prevention of child abuse and neglect.The blue pinwheels will be on display on campus during the month of April to promote prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Story published on April 17, 2018