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Tar Heels Spreading Mental Health Awareness

Carolina Undergraduates Promote Mental Health Resources Through the Robert E. Bryan Fellowship, an APPLES Service-Learning Program  June 30, 2022 By Alex Saunders Caroline Clodfelter, director of the student-led TEACH Initiative North Carolina (TEACH), says that substance dependency and mental health … Continued

Riley Harper stands outside of the Durham Scrap Exchange. Additional photos show the materials inside of the organization's building, as well as a ladybug decoration at the location.

First Year Tar Heel Empowers Youth and Addresses Clothing and Food Insecurity

APPLES Intern, Riley Harper, is Making the Most of His Time at Carolina  By Alex Saunders Riley Harper has big dreams to accomplish during his time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a first-year student from … Continued

Redefining Mentorship: A Transformative, Life-Altering & Everlasting Connection

By Shatera McNair, Class of 2022 Sociology Major, Minoring in both Education and Social and Economic Justice   Seeking Reconnection At the tail end of a fully remote 2020-2021 school year, I was frantically planning for my senior year. Similar … Continued

Keeping it Local: APPLES Interns Reflect on a Summer of Service

Summertime is often seen as a time for rest and relaxation. For APPLES Service-Learning interns, this break from the regular hustle and bustle of college was spent contributing to positive change across the state of North Carolina. Each summer, a … Continued

Service-Learning Instructor Emphasizes Justice Over Charity

Since 1990, the APPLES Service-Learning program has offered Carolina students eye-opening community service experiences. Through a combination of traditional classroom instruction and out-of-class service, the program’s service-learning courses equip students to engage with and work to mitigate social issues. According … Continued

When Service-Learning Comes Full Circle

By Korie Dean, University Communications Originally published Monday, March 29, 2021 Carolina sophomore Samara Perez Labra is working on community development and revitalization initiatives at Habitat for Humanity of Orange County alongside Carolina alumnus Kevin Giff. From the moment Kevin … Continued

collection of portraits of musicians that guest lectured MUSC 400

Finding Musical Harmony in a Pandemic

Written By: Eve Elliott ’21 For many people, music has been a saving grace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through TikTok dance tunes and exciting album drops, music brings joy and fosters connection. Over the fall 2020 semester, students in the … Continued

JP Sasser smiles with his science experiment from his activity with his community partner

Serving Across a Diverse Spectrum

By Eve Elliott ’21 This story uses person-first language to describe individuals experiencing autism spectrum disorder. To learn more, you can read the notes in the Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism from the National Clearinghouse … Continued