Extension is known for developing practical applications through research and demonstration of new and improved practices that positively affect end users. However, Extension has much to offer to all learners, including matriculated students, through experiential learning opportunities. A successful multidisciplinary effort involved students, faculty, and stakeholders in engaging communities as equal partners in determining issues and developing solutions. The students (many for the first time) experienced firsthand the power of engaging with communities and being a part of solutions. Engagement is fully realized and most successful when reciprocity is an everyday practice.
Angima, S., & Gaebel, K. (2018). Collaborative Community Engagement: Experiential Learning Opportunities for College Students via Extension. Journal of Extension, 56(7), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss7/17