SLICE - Student Leaders in Civic Engagement
What is SLICE?
SLICE is a program designed for students who are interested in a particular social issue and would like to adopt a leadership role in order to address that issue. These student leaders develop partnerships with other Westminster students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community. Each semester, SLICE participants hold at least one service project and several awareness activities. They will also attend leadership conferences, reflect about their service, and develop their leadership skills. Additionally, project leaders will be issued some funding to sponsor project initiatives. Anyone who will offer their time, energy, and spirit to a cause that is meaningful to them can join!
*If this looks neat but you're not sure you can commit to a project this size, check out our Hundred Dollar Difference program. It's a similar set up for smaller scale projects.
How can I join?
Fill out an application and submit it to the Center for Civic Engagement.
SLICE- Student Leaders in Civic Engagement Overview
The Westminster College Center for Civic Engagement is seeking motivated students to serve as Student Project Leaders. Student Project Leaders select a community issue and partner to provide high quality service opportunities for Westminster College students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
- Personal commitment to solving community problems
- Self-motivation and ability to keep commitments
- Previous community service
What do you do?
- Identify, research and reflect on an issue affecting your community
- Develop a project in order to address that issue and positively affect your community
- Create a plan, timeline, budget and set goals for your project; follow these guidelines to project completion
- As a part of your project, host at least one service project per semester that your participate in SLICE
- Also, host at least one educational event. This could coincide with the service project.
- Attend an orientation meeting with the SLICE program director
- Attend three leadership and civic engagement training sessions per semester that you participate in SLICE free of charge
- Spend one office hour a week in the CCE updating us on your project, reflecting, developing and carrying out plans, or just getting to know the Center
- Attend a wrap-up/reflection session at the end of each semester that you participate in SLICE and present your project
- Write a (very) short reflection after your project
- Take lots of pictures and have a great time!
What you get?
- A budget for your project personalized to fit your needs and plans
- Personal development money of up to $250 to spend on yourself in some way that helps you to better your self and your leadership skills
- Three free leadership and civic engagement training sessions per semester that you participate in the SLICE program
- Personal attention from the program director in helping you dream, plan and make your project happen
- Access to the resources at the Center for Civic Engagement, such as campus wide emailing, networking, etc.
- Access to the SSUN, Students Service Utah Network
- Leadership experience and marketable skills
- The ability to change the world and the better world that you find yourself in once you do
Where do you start?
By talking and reading and otherwise engaging with your community to discover your passions.
Where do you go next?
Visit us in the Center for Civic Engagement in the Bassis Center, or contact the program director Stephanie Aaron at email@example.com to set up a time to talk.
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