The $100 Solution™ utilizes course learning objectives combined with the five principles of service-learning to answer a central question for students: with this $100 bill, what can I do to enhance quality of life for others? It teaches students to ask what they can do rather than self-determining needs of others, and it demonstrates that many social problems exist that can be solved with small amounts of money, or rather, by even thinking beyond monetary solutions to make a difference in their community.
The $100 Solution at WKU - Awareness Incentives
This spring semester, Western Kentucky University, through its staff at the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships are increasing its efforts to highlight student engagement activities in The $100 Solution™ program. The $100 Solution™ (THDS) awareness incentives highlights THDS activities and shares the impact WKU students make in the community. The goal of the incentives is to increase awareness and encourage continued participation in THDS in upcoming semesters. These incentives are for students currently in courses utilizing The $100 Solution. Download the Official Rules.
The $100 Solution graduate assistants
Applications due May 15th for 2013-2014 academic year
The $100 Solution ™ graduate assistant at WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships provides administrative support for The $100 Solution™ Program at WKU. $100 Solution GAs gain experience with program planning, coordination, and evaluation and will work directly with students, faculty, and staff across multiple departments utilizing The $100 Solution™ program in academic courses. This position is supervised by the Community Engagement Coordinator at the ALIVE Center.
End of Semester Celebration
Monday, April 29th
5:00 - 7:00pm
Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium
Students will present on the projects they completed during the semester.
Sign me up for a $100 Solution Project!
If you are interested in completing your own $100 Solution™ project, there are just three simple steps to follow.
• Learn how to implement The $100 Solution™ by signing up for a $100 Solution course at WKU or by attending a workshop. To find out about workshop dates and times or schedule one for your group, contact the ALIVE Center at 270-782-0082.
• Identify a community need and fill out application form online.
• Send the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified within two weeks about the acceptability of your project idea.