Zachary Braund, a business administration degree student at Minnesota School of Business, decided that through his service learning project he would dedicate 20 or more hours to improving his community. Zachary chose the Pick-A-Highway program run through the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This program is similar to the more popular Adopt-A-Highway programs that corporations use to promote their organization and generate positive public relations. The Pick-A-Highway program takes place in less desirable and less visible locations yet these areas are still important.
Minnesota School of Business student gives back to community through service learning project.
Minnesota School of Business’ Global Citizenship class was the stimulus for Zachary to find this project. During the project Zachary was able to explore the many motivators for becoming involved in the community, and he hopes that his work will motivate others to give back to their community. The Pick-A-Highway program also offers troubled youth an opportunity to give back to their community, feel a sense of pride for their work and escape troubled home environments or strained relationships. Zachary’s belief in this program is so strong that he plans to continue his work past this contracted 20 hours.
Service and applied learning are integral components of learning at Minnesota School of Business. Students state that these projects help them to feel good about themselves, provide unique experiences in discovering projects and executing them, and develop relationships with people they would not have met otherwise. Learn more about Minnesota School of Business by visiting our website at www.msbcollege.edu.