GIV IT BACK!!! — the community service learning option of GIV

The Science and Technology Institute has an opportunity for you to match your personal passions with a real community need. Students have the option to join Carina Driscoll, Nancy Cathcart and a number of GIV IT students, faculty and staff, to develop and implement a community change project.

As you think about the connection between science and our future, also be thinking about how to shape that future, NOW!!!!

"We already know how to create a healthy, life-affirming future for all peoples. We have a different problem-developing the will to act once we know what to do…If we are willing to open our hearts to what’s really going on…we will find the courage to do something…"

Margaret Wheatley, Turning to One Another

The GIV IT BACK strand is designed for you to clarify how you see yourself in this world; to share that view; to identify common concerns and passions with other like-minded GIVers; and to learn the steps it takes to create change.

We will walk through the steps together and connect you to someone in your home/school community to ensure your success.

Over the course of the summer we will support each other to implement our plans and report on our learning and community service at the 20th GIV Anniversary celebration on August 9, 2003.

Why you? Why now?:

Each of us has the power to be the kind of change we wish to see in the world, so we give ourselves permission to imagine what we care about and what we might like to do differently.

Now it is time to DO SOMETHING and to connect in our school and home communities to create change where we see the need.


Keep watching this site for a report on the service projects we perform.

For more information or to get involved, please contact:

Nancy Cathcart
Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, Community Service Learning CoordinatorChamplain College, Community Service Coordinator

802 863-1275 (summer office)

802 865-5804 (Champlain College office)


Carina Driscoll

GIV IT BACK — SAT Facilitator