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The Student Leadership Challenge, 3rd Edition by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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8Commitment #8: Strengthen Others

Learning is just knowledge until you put it to use and reflect on it. You have to be able to turn it into something that you can use in the future,” Amy Lebrecht and Zachariah Karp told us. That was the philosophy of the alternative spring break program they developed as students at a southeastern university.

The alternative spring break was a weeklong trek where all the participants were paired up, and each pair had to plan a service learning event, each in a different city along the way. Over the course of the eight days, the group volunteered for three-hour service stops at a variety of different service-based organizations, including homeless shelters, a Salvation Army store, and a Habitat for Humanity ...

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