UC Clermont students ‘Pay it Forward’

Students in Instructor Barbara Wallace’s “Writing, Philanthropy, and Student Engagement” class awarded $4500 to Greater Cincinnati non-profit organizations recently, as a culmination of a course designed to enhance students’ understanding of civic issues in the local community.

Using Paul Loeb’s Soul of a Citizen as a background text, the service learning class studied the theme of “at-risk” youth. In addition to grant writing and tutoring at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, the class conducted research into the factors that put children at risk, and each student was asked to profile an area non-profit organization that served at-risk youth.