Signature Programs in Community Engagement
The Alternative Break Program is a student-run program that recruits participants to attend direct service experiences throughout our global community. Through year-long team building and issue education, students prepare for collaborative and intentional service in a new environment.
Students in the Bonner Program work with nonprofit partners in our community to collectively and collaboratively solve challenges such as homelessness, education and health care through long-term service internships. In addition, students receive weekly training about professional skills and social justice issues while building community within the Bonner family.
Environmental Sustainability Fellows foster a culture of environmentalism through education about social, economic, and environmental practices and direct involvement with the DeLand community. Fellows receive support from both faculty mentors and staff in the Center for Community Engagement.
Greenfeather is a week-long competition of impact between student teams that takes place during Homecoming Week. Members of the Stetson and DeLand communities are united to raise funds for the Greenfeather Grant, an annual $10,000 sum given to one selected nonprofit partner to build the capacity of their organization.
The Peace Corps Prep Program prepares participants for international development field work and future Peace Corps service. By enrolling in courses and performing volunteer work focused on one of the five Peace Corps sectors, students will develop a global perspective, and gain the language, professional and technical skills sought by Peace Corps.