k(no)w poverty? Week of Service | 2020
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2020 k(no)w poverty? Week of Service
Registration is now open!
Check your Auburn University email or our social media sites for a direct link to register.
The 2020 k(no)w poverty? Week of Service will be offered in a virtual format this year. The event will still take place August 7-14, but will be offered via Canvas course to participating students.
There will be no fee charged to students this year, and there will be no limit to the number of participants.
Applications will still open on July 13 - keep an eye on our social media accounts for more information.
Though the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 has moved Week of Service online, the Honors College staff and Week of Service counselors are still excited to provide an engaging experience to our incoming freshmen!
Even though the Week of Service is being offered virtually this year, you can still learn a lot about the issue of poverty in the Auburn community and nationwide. You will also get the opportunity to meet some of your fellow Honors peers, make new friends, and even earn Honors College course credit before your first semester of college!
Beyond doing service projects for the local community, we will be having daily lectures, discussions, films, and speakers covering numerous topics related to poverty, both locally and nationally. We will have many in-depth discussions on the aspects of poverty and the far reaching effects they have. We hope to give you the information you need to be aware of what is happening right outside Auburn’s campus so that you can go beyond the Week of Service to serve your community.
Due to the circumstances we are facing right now, we are not able to do hands-on service in the community. However, the Honors Week of Service will still have participants doing service for the surrounding Auburn community from home. Furthermore, Honors Serves, one of our Honors College student organizations, can provide Auburn Honors students with many hands-on service opportunities post-Week of Service and throughout your time at Auburn.
The virtual Week of Service will run from Friday, August 7 to Friday, August 14. Each day of the Week of Service will consist of several 2-hour service opportunities in the morning and in the afternoon. We will also have film screenings, community guest speaker videos, and group discussions throughout each day. Finally, there will be opportunities for participants to be involved in fun, optional activities during lunch breaks and after dinner breaks. Participants should expect to engage in Week of Service activities throughout each day.
Internet access! Participants will need to make sure they have a device that is capable of joining Zoom meetings and accessing the Canvas course. This can be via phone or a computer, but it does not have to have a webcam feature on it. For a few of our service activities you will also need paper and a writing utensil
The only required programs are Canvas and Zoom. Both are provided through Auburn University. Other online programs may be used for the optional activities and will be communicated during the week. Further details on accessing both Canvas and Zoom will be sent to all registered participants prior to the start of the Week of Service.
This class is a 1 credit hour Honors College participation course (i.e. graded as Pass or Fail). It will be added to your Fall 2020 schedule. This class will allow students to earn Honors course credit for their participation in the 2020 k(no)w poverty? Week of Service. The class will not meet in person during the Fall semester. All requirements will be completed during the Week of Service. The requirements are showing up to all mandatory aspects of the Week of Service and participating in discussions. There are no tests, quizzes, or projects associated with the Week of Service or this course.
During WoS registration, you will indicate whether you would like to receive 1 credit hour of Honors Lyceum for participating in the Week of Service. Honors College staff will then register students in the class.
Week of Service participants have the opportunity to gain credit towards completion of the Honors curriculum. Students must request to be placed in this class after participating in the Week of Service if it was not indicated during the Week of Service registration process. Requests can be made to Celeste Waugh or Yvette Stone.
HONR 1087 008 Honors Lyceum: Week of Service
Students will have the opportunity to take this (1 credit hour) Honors participation course. This class will allow students to discuss in a greater depth poverty and possible solutions to poverty beyond community service. The class will meet about four to six times over the course of the semester.
Registration opens after all Camp War Eagle activities on July 13, 2020. (Students will be notified via email and social media)
If you have additional questions about this year's k(no)w poverty? Week of Service please feel free to contact our program co-directors: Celeste Waugh or Yvette Stone via email, and they will assist you.
Last modified: July 13, 2020