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ERIC Number: ED569966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Building Community through Mentoring Adult Learners
Plante, Jarrad; Truitt, Joshua
Adult Higher Education Alliance, Paper presented at the Adult Higher Education Alliance Annual Conference (36th, Orlando, Florida, March 10-11, 2016)
The Volunteer UCF Community Connectors and Community Builders Program provides a connection between students and their community. The goal is to develop meaningful service opportunities for UCF students that contribute measurable results and systemic change through capacity building among adult learners. The ongoing, sustainable service experience for students may take place in the forms of internships, service-learning courses, and intrinsically motivated volunteer opportunities. This service opportunity is reflected in "The Golden Circle" illustration where we began with the "why--" to create sustainable community impact, and worked our way out to the "how--" utilizing community builders and community partners, and finally the "what--" to provide skilled volunteers seeking service-learning and intrinsic volunteerism. "The Adult Literacy League," as a community partner, requires building capacity to serve adult learners. These proceedings will highlight synergy between a university-based community service program and a partnering community agency serving adult learners. [For the complete proceedings, see ED569961.]
Adult Higher Education Alliance. P.O. Box 2093, Minneola, FL 34755. Tel: 407-673-3773; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida