June 2018 – Barger Leadership Institute

June 2018

Education and Community Service in Louisville, KY

Over spring break in 2018, a group of students from the U-M Muslim Students’ Association went on an Alternative Spring Break trip to Louisville, Kentucky. We explored the topic of Youth and Education by partnering with an amazing organization called Junior Achievement, which is dedicated to giving young people the skills they need to make smart …

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Sankofa: African Students Association 20th Annual Culture Show

On behalf of African Students Association (ASA), I want to deeply express my gratitude to BLI for the financial support of our 20th Annual Culture Show. The Akan word, Sankofa, which translates to, “go back and get it” was brought up by an ASA executive board member during one of the meetings, and served as …

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SOUL Research Project

First-generation students face a unique set of obstacles upon enrolling at the University of Michigan. Navigating the academy in measurably different ways than their continuing generation peers, first-generation students at Michigan typically take longer to graduate, graduate with lower GPAs, and have higher attrition rates than their continuing generation counterparts. Moreover, first-generation students typically exhibit …

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Crank Creek Survival Center

As part of the Michigan Active Citizen-Alternative Spring Break program through the Ginsberg Center here at the University of Michigan, we traveled to Harlan County in Kentucky to volunteer with Cranks Creek Survival Center, a local nonprofit. Cranks Creek has worked in the area for decades, providing housework services, food, and household supplies to residents in need. The …

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