Student Service Leaders win a $10,000 award to launch a mentorship program to reduce recidivism

Submitted by gallagm7 on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 1:49pm

Center for Service Learning's student employees and first-year students in the center's Service Leaders program received a Students Serving Washington Award for their proposal to reduce recidivism in Washington through mentoring and education. 

The Social Entrepreneur Award from Campus Compact comes with $10,000 for the project, which has two parts: 

  • Educational opportunities on Western's campus, with involvement from community partners, for students to learn about the criminal justice system, the prison industrial complex and recidivism. 
  • Working with Northwest Youth Services to mentor students going through the agency's teen court program. 

CSL students will be working on implementing the plan during the 2016-17 academic year, with trained mentors working with Teen Court participants January 2017. 

Click here to learn more about the award.