My group has chosen to address the problem of access to information for social, emotional, and environmental services. Since students have been off campus due to the pandemic for the past two years, my student felt that some students, families, and community members, are having trouble connecting to resources. Some resources are no longer available or have changed locations, and some new resources have been created to assist students, families, and community members.
To alleviate this problem, my student group came up with the idea to connect students, families, and community members to resources through QR codes, a web page, and flyers. The group is in the process of identifying services that could help other students, families, or community members. Once they have compiled their resource list they will make a webpage that can be connected to a QR code or accessed through a web address. The students will create QR codes that connect to resources including: what to include in recycling bins; services offered at local libraries; suicide prevention; financial assistance to care for sick or injured pets; where to find food banks; free clinic locations, and more. The QR codes will be posted on campus and in the neighborhood. The students understand that some people may not know how to use QR codes, so they will design and print flyers to leave at the local libraries, markets, and to send out in student packs for incoming families.