Created by a Chaminade professor, I-REC (Inclusive Recreation) is a great service-learning opportunity. 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. The participants engage in service projects, make handicrafts.
Many I-REC activities take place on the Chaminade campus. Our renowned artist Yukio Ozaki works with I-REC on creative projects. I-REC has also engaged our Interior Design students in service-learning at another site, Crane Park. They have drafted impressive plans for the renovation of the park building, which will make it an accessible place where everyone can come together.
Teens and young adults with special needs join with college student peers to talk story and share a meal at the Silversword Café. Come share in the fun - and bring a friend!
Dr. Barbara Poole-Street (x4609 on campus, 358-4292 cell)
To get started, register for service-learning and print your Connection Agreement. Simply bring this for a signature on your first day as a volunteer at one of the scheduled I-Rec activities. There is no scheduling process for shifts; volunteering is on a first-come, first-served basis.