Maine Campus Compact has been developing student leadership programs for two decades. Presently, we are exploring events and programs that provide students with real-world experience that deepens their learning and commitment to civic engagement. Please contact us if you would like to learn more or if you are interested in a tailored student leadership program on your campus!
An example of our student leadership programming:
This past year in collaboration with the Maine Experiential Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) we hosted the Maine Student Water Challenge and the 2017 Water Palooza. Together we provided $500 stipends to 41 college students in Maine to participate in the Maine Student Water Challenge. The Challenge aimed to bring together student teams, in pairs of 2-4 students from 11 different campuses, to work on solving water-related problems.
To address these problems, student teams had the option to: develop a K-12 curriculum around water quality or storm water runoff; create a community empowerment plan around a local water quality issue; or outline a topic of the team’s choice that addresses water quality, ocean acidification, ocean-related research, aquaculture or aquaponics.
The Maine Student Water Challenge culminated in the 2017 Water Palooza in which participating students came together to receive further training in Science Education for New Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER), present their Water Action Plans, and discuss ways to strengthen their plans and implement them on campus and in their communities.