In 2017, Associate Professor Brian McNatt added a significant Service-Learning component to his Leadership and Personal Development course. Students in his classes had meaningful and positive impact on the community and themselves.
McNatt advised 25 student teams who served 1,162 hours and raised $9,254 for non-profits in the community. Here is a sampling of the types of service:
- Created evening social for Boise State’s Intensive English Program students
- Prepared breakfast at Ronald McDonald House
- Provided administrative help at Idaho Youth Ranch
- Helped with auction dinner logistics for Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope
- Helped pre-school children with seed bag craft at Boise Urban Garden School
- Organized Dog wash fundraiser for Idaho Humane Society
“Students raised awareness, touched lives and created networks between the community and Boise State,” said McNatt. “They learned a lot about leadership, project development and management, about the needs of ours and other communities, and about themselves and their potential to do good. Truly it was humbling to hear them speak of the needs and of their selfless service.”
One group filmed at their event. Jacob Byers, McKenna Haycock, Sierra Martinez and Erik Stebbins organized a Food Truck lunch event for homeless at the Corpus Christi House (serving the Boise community with compassion). Vendors Blue Sky Bagels, Jersey Mike, Tin Roof Tacos and Urban Smoke donated more than 175 meals.