In tandem with PLLC’s focus on experiential learning, scholars are required to undertake what we like to call a “Stretch Experience.” It’s an intensive 200 hours of leadership activity that puts scholars’ leadership skills into practice, as well as taking them outside their comfort zones to place them in an environment that matches their personal career goals.
These projects are self-directed and independently designed, with approval from PLLC staff. Many students use this opportunity to explore the world, helping communities in need while experiencing a new culture. This is a mandatory, not-for-credit program element that will be evaluated on a pass-fail basis. Successful Stretch Experiences are awarded $5,000, including $2,500 upon project approval and $2,500 after its completion has been verified.
Read about previous Stretches on the PLLC Stretch Blog.