This course is designed for students interested in taking leadership roles with organizing workshops, designing action projects and facilitating group dialogues.
EDL 297a is geared towards students who have participated in the Intergroup Spring Course but is open to students with a strong interested in social justice education.
Enroll in HED 350 and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson!
Higher Education 350: STUDENT OUTREACH, ACCESS, & RESILIENCY IN EDUCATION - Mondays & Wednesdays 3-4:15pm
Join Project SOAR by enrolling in HED 350 on UAccess.
This course will introduce students to the role of individual, cultural, social and environmental factors that affect student academic achievement and the path to higher education in the United States. Students will be exposed to literature and discussions that will allow them to analyze the major theories and research conducted in the areas of college access, outreach, academic achievement, and resiliency.
The Service-Learning component of this course (known as Project SOAR) expose students to these various factors first-hand as they serve as mentors to students at middle schools in Tucson. Students will bring their experience back to the classroom to enhance and refine their understanding of the course topics, and provide a local angle on the theories and literature discussed in-class.
Project SOAR mentors said:
Best part about mentoring:
...working with my buddy who didn’t speak English. Breaking the language barrier was a great experience.
...seeing the smiles and joy from the mentees when we arrived on campus.
...being able to make a difference in their lives.
...each of my mentees now has college aspirations and a brighter view of what college has to offer them.
...I truly believe that this program has helped me just as much—if not more—than helping the students that I worked with.
“My relationship with my mentee is the most important thing I gained from this experience...it is incredible to feel that you can make a difference.”
“My dream career is still to be a teacher. This class has only reinforced my want to be a teacher that makes a difference and advocates for the students. As a future teacher, I hope to incorporate my students’ lives into the classroom and
provide ways for them to connect and get excited about learning.”
“Thank you for helping me with my homework and just talking to me.”
“Thank you for helping me pick a school.”
“Thank you for mentoring me and talking to me about college.”
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Immigrant Student Resource Center (ISRC), the newest addition to the amazing work of the UA Early Academic Outreach office, is now open. The ISRC helps recruit & retain immigrant students at the UA. We provide academic, career, scholarship, & social support to currently enrolled immigrant students, including students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) work permits, undocumented students, & students with mixed-immigration status families. We also train university staff, faculty, & administrators how to work more effectively with immigrant students.
Look for our new office in the Chavez Building soon. Until then, check us out on Facebook & Instagram.
Also, the ISRC is hiring! Are you a UA student looking for a chance to grow your leadership skills, develop public speaking skills, or help other students connect to campus resources? Apply to be on our student staff or get internship credit.
Job applications are due September 8, 2016. Details are at http://bit.ly/UA_ISRC
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Fresh Arizona is a project funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services with the purpose of helping populations disparately impacted by tobacco use. The project will use the data from the “Perceptions of Cigarette Smoking and Other Tobacco Product Use” to inform statewide strategies and activities to reduce initiation of tobacco use and increase access to effective tobacco use cessation services.
Adults, 18 years old and older, identifying as gender and sexual minorities – lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and others – are thought to have much higher rates of tobacco use than the general adult population.
Fresh Arizona needs your help to better understand pathways to tobacco use and to effective cessation for adults identifying as gender or sexual minorities.
If you identify as a gender or sexual minority, please follow the link and complete the survey; and
Thank you for helping Fresh Arizona to address local community needs across Arizona and assisting us with filling some data gaps related to cigarette smoking and tobacco product consumption.