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ASU students helping community in new initiative

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Some students at Arkansas State University will now be helping the community while they're learning.

A new service learning program is being initiated at the College of Education. An Agreement Signing Ceremony happened in ASU's Fowler Center Thursday.

The students will be helping non-profit organizations with various projects.

Service Learning Director, Dr. Blair Dean, says this program is going to be a "win win" situation for everyone. "They become actively contributing citizens and it just lets them see how to apply classroom learning with situations in the real world," Dean said.

Julie Winberry, with City Youth Ministries, said, "It's just a win-win having the educational component to assist the children their at City Youth during the school year, but also having young college students. They're going to be such positive role models for our teenagers."

A total of 12 non profit public service agencies are taking part in this program.

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