At Farmington High School, students are being taught by other students about sexually transmitted diseases. This topic is not the easiest thing to teach because of the subject matter, especially in a high school setting.
Medical assisting (MA) students stepped up to the plate and hit a homerun. These students are from a microbiology and urinalysis class at Minnesota School of Business’s Lakeville campus. They researched the topic fully to ensure the highest quality of factual information would be used.
The information was put into a slide show presentation and brochures that will be used to present this material to the high school students.
This worked out really well because the high school students were very attentive. They asked tons of questions and really engaged into discussions with the MA students.
For the MA students, this helps in many ways. They learned about the subject matter in an innovative way and even got the chance to pass this information on to others. Service learning projects like this are designed to help students leave with more than just a degree; they leave with a resume.