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    1. 1. Bonner Scholars Program<br />Stetson University <br />
    2. 2. Setting the Stage<br /> Studies<br /> Service<br /> Social Life<br />So where does Bonner fit in to all of this???<br />
    3. 3. Bridging the Gap<br />Stetson University<br />Academic major/minor<br />Extracurriculars<br />Leadership opportunities<br />Trips, excursions, bonding experiences<br />Relationships (peers, roommates, faculty)<br />Job/Internship opportunities, TA positions, honor societies, Greek life connections<br />Socials, parties, NightCap, cultural events<br />Bonner Program<br />CBR and/or service-learning<br />CAUSE, ITS, STAND, Fri. @ 4<br />Lead Team, Senior Intern, PLC<br />IMPACT, Bonner Congress, SLI, alternative spring breaks<br />Bonner family… All You Need is Love!<br />Volunteer fair, trip to Stetson Law School, AmeriCorps, VISTA, Summer of Service <br />Retreats, Bonner breathers, family outings, Christmas party<br />
    4. 4. Advantages of the Bonner Curriculum<br />For the Scholar<br />Pursues hands-on experience through implementation at service sites and other initiatives <br />Develops transferable skills through the intertwining of their service passion, academic and career interests <br />Allows for their development as an individual to benefit society <br />For the Community Partner<br />Benefits from Scholar’s expertise being put into action <br />Service with a purpose mentality <br />
    5. 5. A Few More Advantages…<br />For the Program and University<br />Promotes program ownership once scholars have been equipped to run the day to day operations <br />Ensures leadership continuity <br />Attracts participants and supporters through track record recognition <br />Allows for stronger relationships within the university and in turn the community <br />
    6. 6. Bonner as a Student Development Tool<br /> Our student development approach offers students a journey including opportunities to develop:<br />Experience<br />Skills<br />Values<br />Knowledge<br />
    7. 7. 6 Common Commitments<br />Civic Engagement<br />participate intentionally as a citizen in the democratic process; actively engaging in public policy and direct service<br />Community Building<br /> establish and sustain a vibrant community of place, personal relationships and common interests<br />Diversity<br /> respect the many different dimensions of diversity in our public lives<br />International Perspective<br />develop international understanding that enables Bonners to participate successfully in a global society<br />Social Justice<br />advocate for fairness, impartiality, and equality while addressing systemic social and environmental issues<br />Spiritual Exploration<br />explore personal beliefs while respecting the spiritual practices of others<br />
    8. 8. The 5 E’s<br />EXPERTISE<br />EXAMPLE<br />Through Service<br />(Developmental placements,<br />learning through action)<br />EXPERIENCE<br />Academic Linkages<br />(Service-learning, CBR, minor, major, & certificates<br />EXPLORATION<br />EXPECTATION<br />Co-Curricular Activities<br />(Training & Enrichment, reflection,<br />and advising)<br />
    9. 9. The 5 E’s Cont’d…<br />
    10. 10. There’s an “E” for Every Year<br />
    11. 11. First Year<br />Cornerstone: Service Trip<br /> First-year Stetson Bonners are also required to attend a week-long service work trip in the spring semester, for which they earn 40 service hours.<br />
    12. 12. Second Year<br />Cornerstone: Sophomore Exchange<br />
    13. 13. Third Year<br />Cornerstone: Capstone Project<br />Juniors in the Bonner program are asked to plan and execute a culminating project that takes their service experience and leadership skills to the next level. <br />
    14. 14. Fourth Year<br />Cornerstone: Senior Presentation<br />Reflection is the final step in any service activity. At the end of a student’s college career, it is especially crucial that one look back and reflect on the past four years of the program. <br />
    15. 15. Yearly Requirements<br />2 Bonner All-Calls/month<br />2 Class-based meetings/month<br />1 Family event/month<br />
    16. 16. Training & Skill Development<br />1st/2nd Year<br />2nd/3rd Year<br />3rd/4th Year<br />
    17. 17. Bonner Webbers (BWBRS)<br />Choose a service-site <br />Write your CLA (community learning agreement)<br />Log your hours weekly (10 hrs/week)<br />End the semester by creating a service accomplishment<br />For more information please visit http://stetsonbonner.pbworks.com/BWBRS-Training<br />
    18. 18. Leadership Opportunities<br />Become a part of the Lead Team and…<br />
    19. 19. Lead Team Cont’d…<br />This behind the scenes team spearheads strategic planning as it pertains to facilitating meetings, mentoring other scholars, representing the program to other entities, and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the program. <br />This group is selected through an interview process. This strategic planning process is facilitated under the guidance of the Program Coordinator and Senior Intern(s). <br />
    20. 20. Lead Team Responsibilities<br />Attending weekly planning meetings<br />2. Organizing & leading Freshmen/New Student orientation<br />3. Facilitating one “Bonner Breather”/family event per month<br />4. Mentoring one particular grade level<br />5. Helping with Bonner All-Call trainings, activities, parties, and retreats<br />6. Meeting one-on-one with family members as necessary<br />
    21. 21. Center for Service Learning (CSL)<br />Work-Study<br />Positions<br />
    22. 22. Bonner Congress Representative<br />2 students are chosen to serve as Bonner Congress Representatives for the duration of two academic years <br /> (1 will always be a sophomore, the other a junior)<br />They will attend Bonner Congress as representatives of the Stetson University Bonner Program in the fall of each year <br /> (usually around October)<br />At this gathering, representatives are given <br /> the opportunity to share ideas, best practices, <br /> and inspiration.<br />
    23. 23. SGA Representative<br />Every year, one student is selected to serve as the Bonner Program&apos;s senator in Stetson University&apos;s Student Government Association (SGA)<br />This person will represent the needs of his/her organization at SGA meetings<br />He/she will provide electronic minutes for all others in the organization<br />Minimum time commitment of 2 hrs/week<br />1 hr for a weekly senate meeting<br />1 hr for a weekly organizational meeting<br />
    24. 24. Senior Intern<br />Every year, one or more senior Bonner student(s) is selected to serve as Senior Intern.  <br />In this position, the student works closely with the Coordinator to help with record-keeping, communication, and event planning for the program.  <br />Additionally, the Senior Intern <br /> facilitates weekly Lead Team meetings.<br />
    25. 25. Summers of Service (SOS)<br />Bonners are asked to complete a summer or two of community service. <br />Unlike service done during the school year, these positions may be paid, as long as they are with a nonprofit or governmental agency. <br />Students must complete 280 hours of service during each of these two summers (seven weeks at 40 hours a week) and make a presentation at the end. <br />
    26. 26. Service-Learning<br />
    27. 27. Components of Effective Service-Learning<br />Preparation <br />learning the context for the service to be done, through research, needs identification, discussion, site visits, policy examination, & project design<br />Action<br /> the service that flows from preparation; either direct/indirect advocacy or research<br />Demonstration<br />presenting, teaching, performing, advocating, etc., about the service<br />Reflection<br />writing, discussion, evaluation, future planning, etc., about needs & service<br />
    28. 28. Other Elements of Effective Service-Learning<br />Recognition <br />celebrating what “servers” and partners have accomplished<br />Reciprocity <br />collaborating to ensure those who receive service play an active role in defining needs and activities<br />
    29. 29. National Activism to Global Change<br />Working together…<br />… is the only way<br />

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