Extended Service Project


The extended service project, a graduation requirement for all Warren Wilson students under the 100 hour model, is a written or oral reflection on 25 hours or more of service within a single issue area. These may be hours that are also counted toward your 100 hour requirement and they may include service with one or multiple agencies. The deadline for ESP submissions for Fall graduates is December 4th, 2013 and Spring graduates is April 24th, 2014.




If you choose to do a written reflection, your essay should be approximately two pages, double- spaced, using a 12 point font. Your essay should respond to the prompt listed below in order to demonstrate what you have learned. You will submit your essay to the Service Program via moodle. Once you have logged into Moodle, click on "Courses" which is in the left sidebar. Then choose Service Program and then Extended Service Project Essay. Enroll in this the same way you would enroll in a course. Now you should upload your essay in ONLY a .doc or .pdf file format. If you have any questions email ckramer@warren-wilson.edu




If you choose to do an oral/visual presentation as your ESP reflection, you may do it individually or as part of a group you have done service with, such as a break trip, issue workshop or weekly. Individuals should plan for a presentation of about 15 minutes, groups may use 30-40 minutes with each member participating actively in preparation and presentation. You are encouraged to use slides, power point or other visual aids to enhance your presentation. Your audience must include at least two members of the service program staff as well as faculty and students who might be interested in your work. Community partners should also be invited whenever possible. Please contact the Service Program Office at least one week before your presentation to schedule the time in order to make sure that staff are available. Following the presentation you will need to turn in a written outline or the power point of your talk for our records. Your presentation should respond to the prompt listed below in order to demonstrate what you have learned.





As a result of your 25 hours of service experience in one issue area, please discuss 1) what you learned about yourself (your interests, skills, values, etc.); 2) what you learned about the root causes of your issues and whether you saw connections to other issues; 3) what impact you believe your work had in the community; and 4) if you see ways to continue to be involved with this issue in the future.


See example Extended Service Project Papers:

Mitakuye Oyasin (All My Relations): How Pine Ridge, South Dakota Changed My Life and Special Olympics & Therapeutic Dance