The Ohio State University at Marion Pay It Forward Project
About the Pay It Forward Project:
The Ohio State University at Marion's Pay It Forward Project provides students in English 2367.01S, entitled Language, Identity and Culture in the U.S. Experience, with the opportunity to oversee a competitive grant process all while meeting the goals and objectives of a second-level writing course. In other words, students have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the problems in the community of Marion, learn about organizations that are working to fix the problems in Marion and then decide how to award grant funds in order to make a positive impact. During this process, they are building their English skills by researching, analyzing, thinking critically, arguing, debating and writing papers. This experiential, real-world, service-learning course provides students with education that lasts longer than one semester, and builds students’ understanding of the problems in the community while at the same time making a difference in the community of Marion. While this campaign is over, you may still make a donation to Pay It Forward by clicking here.