WHAT IS SALLT?
The Service And Learning Leadership Team (SALLT) Project was created to teach Christian young people to live as the "salt of the earth" (Matthew 5:13) by utilizing an intentional service learning process to bring richness and meaning to service experiences ... much like these examples:
Christina built a new home in Mexico that was the size of her bedroom. She still remembers the smiles on the children's faces as she showed them their new home, and since has become active in housing issues in her hometown.
Jerome served lunch at a local shelter and talked with a young man who changed his perspective on what it means to be homeless. The interaction two years ago has led him to consider social work as a career.
Rebecca volunteers every week in a retirement home, holding the wrinkled hands of someone's "forgotten" great-grandmother while listening to stories of a life fully lived. She has invited friends to join her, and next year plans to organize an "adopt-a-grandparent" program with her high school.
Mission trips, servant events, immersion experiences, and other names we give to service opportunities, all have the potential to be transformative experiences for youth. The SALLT Project seeks to discover WHY service learning is powerful, WHAT the outcomes of service are, and HOW service learning can be effectively used in planning meaningful service experiences.
To make that happen, the SALLT Project provides training and resources to individuals, churches, and organizations that seek to enliven service experiences and learn more about God's invitation to serve as Christ's hands and feet in the world.
The SALLT Project was initially launched by Trinity Lutheran College (now closed), supported by a generous grant from Thrivent Financial.