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Ronald Porter
Director of Service-Learning

Eckerd College
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


toll-free: 800-456-9009
local: 727-864-7512


Service Learning

Spring Term 2009

For our spring retreat, Gamma Knox went to Give Kids the World (GKTW) in Orlando, Florida. This organization works with Make a Wish Foundation to give children, with life threatening diseases, the opportunity to go to Islands of Adventures, Hollywood Studios, or any of the Disney theme parks (Epcot, Animal Kingdom etc.) while providing housing and food for them in a theme park, animated filled property. Our time spent at GKTW was extremely rewarding - we worked from 8am-1pm and did everything from serving breakfast, driving families on a tram to and from where the wanted to go, serving ice cream, and running the carousal. Interacting with the families, celebrating birthdays in the Gingerbread House, and the opportunity to tour this wonderful facility provided us with a fantastic spring retreat.

Spring Term 2009

Reflective Service-Learning Portfolio

Triton Track

Calls for Participation

Academy Prep

Volunteer with Academy Prep

Academy Prep is a unique private middle school program serving 5th through 8th grade students in a low-income area. Students must qualify for need-based scholarships to attend and must have a desire to succeed in a rigorous academic environment. Academy Prep works with students to prepare them for higher education, maintaining relationships with graduates through high school, college, and into their adult lives.

YMCA Reads

Volunteer Mentors Needed

YMCA Reads! is an after-school reading assistance and mentoring program providing opportunities for at-risk and low-income children in kindergarten through third grade to develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school.

Notes from the Field

Servant Leaders blog
Service-Learning Interns blog
The service-learning student interns are increasing service involvement at Eckerd, becoming successful service leaders and helping students create a community around the values and challenges of servant-leadership.

Service Learning Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Read individual profiles of how involvement with Eckerd Service-Learning changed the lives of current students and alumni.  Learn more.