Through the genius and dedication of a Chaminade professor, I-Rec (Inclusive Recreation) has been developed as an opportunity for service-learning, as well as for club-based service. Young adults living with developmental disabilities come together with Chaminade students – this is a successful departure from the isolation that youth with disabilities often face. Opportunities for learning are created through social activities. The participants engage in service projects, make handicrafts, and more.
Most I-Rec activities take place on the Chaminade campus. Our renowned artist Yukio Ozaki works with I-Rec on creative projects. I-Rec has also engaged our Interior Design students in service-learning at another site, Crane Park. They have drafted impressive plans for the renovation of the park building, which helped to make it an accessible place for gathering.
I-Rec has two tracts: “Thursday Evening I-Rec” and “Friday I-Rec Activities.”
Thursday Evening I-Rec
Teens and young adults with special needs join with college student peers to talk story, share a meal, and play a game at the Silversword Cafe. Come share in the fun – and bring a friend!
• WHEN: Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Meet under the blue “Silversword” awning before going through the line.
• START DATE: January 17th, for the Spring 2019 term. Note that there is no dinner during spring break.
• WHERE: Silversword Cafe, Chaminade University
• COST: Our participants & their aides/family members pay about $8 for each meal. Chaminade students use their meal plan, or pay the regular price of a dinner.
Friday I-Rec Activities
View the Friday I-Rec Activities Schedule (portal login required)
Site Supervisor/Primary Contact
Dr. Barbara Poole-Street
Mobile: (808) 358-4292
To get started, please read I-Rec’s letter to first-timers. Register for service-learning (see the “Get Started” tab) and print your Connection Agreement. Simply bring this for a signature on your first day as a volunteer at one of the scheduled I-Rec activities. There is no scheduling process for shifts; volunteering is on a first-come, first-served basis.