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Welcome to OU Student Heroes! We make positive change in the Norman community by identifying problems and implementing sustainable solutions through the use of student-led projects. OU Student Heroes empowers students to grow their network, learn a variety of skills, and leave a legacy at OU and in the city of Norman.
Student Heroes was started in August 2017 by student leaders who believe college students have great potential to bring solution-based service to local communities. Starting out with 10 members and 3 projects, we now have over 200 members and 20 service and research projects.
Our mission is to empower students to see problems as limitless opportunities for positive change. We aim to create a real-world sustainable impact by fostering a community passionate about service. This begins by building an open, dynamic, and growth-oriented team culture.
- Identify problems in the community by researching and talking to nonprofits, schools, and citizens
- Create project aimed at determining and implementing solution
- Find student leaders on campus with expertise and passion about issue to become a project leader
- Join members to project based on interest, time availability and major
- Create actionable solution with implementation plan
- Follow through on implementation of solution
- Research & identify problems in the Norman community
- Create & implement student-led solutions in project-based format
- Evaluate impact of solutions using sustainable measures
- Create mentoring environment to enhance students’ problem-solving, leadership, and collaboration skills
- Measure the impact of students’ relationship with their community
- Consent Education
What: Follow-up from last semester’s Rape Kit Reform research project: create and implement curriculum for consent education program for high school students.
Where: Norman High School
When: Monday afternoons
- Environmental Sustainability: Campus Composting
What: Research, advocate for, and implement feasible and sustainable composting practices at the University of Oklahoma.
Where: OU Norman Campus
When: Tuesday nights
- Consulting for Zeki Learning (Client)
What: Conduct research to create final presentation and deliverable on how to penetrate ideal market of Zeki Learning, non profit which employs refugee and low-income women in the West Bank to craft children’s educational materials.
Where: Research meetings held 2x/week at OU Norman Campus
- Tech Teachers Kennedy
What: Students teach the basics of coding, robotics, and other new technologies (no tech expertise required)
Where: Kennedy Elementary
When: Fridays 12-1 p.m.
- Tech Teachers Truman
What: Students teach the basics of 3D printing to 3rd-5th grade students
Where: Truman Elementary
When: Fridays 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- Food Security
What: Students collect food and other items at area grocery stores
Where: Area grocery stores
When: Saturday mornings 9 a.m. - Noon
- Public Health Class
What: Put on an interactive, student-led public health discussion class with kids at Whittier Middle School
Where: Whittier Middle School
When: Wednesdays 2-4 p.m.
- Center for Children and Families
What: Teach lessons and play with children who have grown up in unstable and detrimental homes
Where: Center for Children and Families
When: Friday afternoons
- Literacy in Bloom
What: Work with Miss Black OU to promote literacy and hold important discussions among middle school students.
Where: Erving Middle School
When: Fridays 1-3 p.m.
The Fall 2019 Project Member Application is now closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get involved this semester.
To receive more information, visit our OrgSync portal and click join.