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Reasons to Serve

James Madison University is an fantastic school; it has great facilities, delicious food, a variety of organizations, and in a great place to make life-long friends. Fully engaging in the college experience, however, tends to have a kind of "bubble" effect that sort of detaches students from our continuously changing planet.

Service learning in the community provides the opportunity to break out of the JMU bubble and experience the world outside the university. This is important because life after graduation is filled with diverse communities, unique people, and complex challenges that are much different than those found here at JMU. Service learning encourages students like you to develop new skills, engage in critical thinking, and come up with creative ways to change things for the better on broad levels. It allows you to put theory into practice; through meeting new people, applying the knowledge you've gained and confronting the status quo, you become the change you want to see in the world.

Join us in transforming society through service learning!