Kara Bishop began doing service-learning through Dr. Joe Allen's course in criminal justice.
She chose I-Rec ("Inclusive Recretation").
In this program, young adults living with developmental disabilities come together with Chaminade students - this is a successful departure from the isolation that youth with disabilities often face.
Opportunities for learning are created through social activities.
Kara worked with the program's creator and director, Dr. Barbara Poole-Street, to implement service projects, make handicrafts, and organize fun events for all the I-Rec participants.
Kara says, "I fell in love with the program and wanted to keep helping out. This program also opened other doors for me with Barb, we both work together for the Special Olympics Youth Athletes Program once a month on the weekends."
Kara's commitment to I-Rec and the Special Olympics was a huge asset to both programs.
She was able to tie all of her service work to her academic progression at Chaminade, doing service-learning through many other courses thereafter.
She also helped to engage other students in service, as a presenter at Service-Learning Day.
Her positive attitude and enthusiasm are contagious.
We thank you, Kara, and wish you all the best!