Community engagement happens when organisations that work for the benefit of our community team up with individuals to build strong relationships and work towards a collective vision that will benefit the community overall.
Students interested in issues often associated with community engagement tend to:
- care about our society and environment,
- think about how things like money, politics and personal/social values are connected, and
- want to get out in the world and do things to help improve the lives and circumstances of others.
Students who actively engage with their communities present themselves as future leaders who are capable of seeing the bigger picture, understanding how its parts fit together, and are dedicated to working towards making the picture brighter for all.
In MSEL, students are given a choice of a variety of different project opportunities to undertake over the course of the year. Only projects that can have a real and lasting change in the local community are put forward for students to choose from.