Student athlete Jackie Afualo serves community youth on the golf course

March 26, 2012

Jackie AfualoJackie Afualo loves golf. Not only is she on Trinity's inaugural golf team, she's also completing her Service Learning Practicum (SLP) on a golf course with children and youth.

The organization, First Tee, integrates the game of golf with educational programs that build character, life-enhancing values, and promoting healthy choices.

Afualo enjoys getting to show others her passion for the sport.

"I've learned that golf is a great way to teach life lessons," Afualo said.

She points to the Service Learning Practicum course as important in helping her explore future career goals.

"Without this class, I would have never realized that teaching golf could be an actual career,” she said.

Service Learning Practicum (SLP) provides students with the opportunity to volunteer within a community organization, such as teaching in a preschool, tutoring youth, working with a local nonprofit, serving meals in a shelter, leading youth Bible studies, and more. One year of SLP is required of all students as part of the Trinity Crux Curriculum.