Students Take Charge, Change the World

 

Students Take Charge, Change the World

Students create positive change through group projects. Each semester, students create social action groups through which they address community issues in Menomonie. The students are enrolled in the course Abuse and the Family, taught by Susan M. Wolfgram, assistant professor of human development and family studies. 

The social action group projects are an example of action learning, which emphasizes hands-on work, teamwork and problem solving to address social or organizational issues. 

Last fall, students tackled problems such as domestic violence, campus violence and teen dating violence. This past spring, students addressed sexual assault, child abuse, bullying and elder assault. Many of the projects are a collaboration with UW-Stout’s Campus Violence Prevention Project. 

The projects have helped teach students about raising money, planning events and working with groups—skills that have helped them get jobs.  

For more information on the human development and family studies program,
visit www.uwstout.edu/programs/bshdfs/ps.html 
For more information on the Campus Violence Prevention Project, 
visit www.uwstout.edu/cvpp

Summer Outlook 2012