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Pathways to Service

The Pathways to Service describe the variety of ways people can use their knowledge, skills, and talents to improve their communities. Many of these pathways overlap, allowing you diverse experiences to help you determine which pathways are the best fit for you.

Works with those in need of assistance or addresses a need of the broader community

     Assist senior citizens with their taxes
     Provide help in homeless shelter
     Assist a local agency with a marketing plan or social media


Mentor / Educator
Guides others in their development and learning

     Provide music/dance/art lessons
     Tutor, mentor or coach youth
     Teach English as a second language


Creates awareness and action on issues that impact the community

     Organize a letter writing campaign or petition drive
     Produce a public service announcement raising awareness about an issue
     Design and display posters highlighting a cause and need for action


Policy Shaper
Influences and shapes decisions for the public interest through policies and laws

     Lobby on behalf of a community issue
     Draft legislation that helps or protects the community
     Run for political office


Gathers and presents findings that inform action on issues that affect the community

     Conduct energy audits in public buildings
     Test water to assist with restoration efforts
     Conduct research for a community organization


Social Innovator
Uses knowledge and skills to create ideas and strategies that address social issues

     Create an online tool to help citizens report broken infrastructure
     Build an app that shows all of the accessibility entrances on campus

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