The Honors Service Experience is an ideal way for students who have an interest in developing their service and civic skills. Our service labs, which are co-sponsored by the FGCU Center for Civic Engagement, provide civic education in an academic environment. Working with professors, local service partners, and their peers, students in the Service Experience develop skills in volunteerism, civic engagement, and public achievement. Through a series of classes, workshops, and presentations students learn how to effectively work with a community partner to design and implement a major service project. The students are encouraged to make their own project, thus providing a platform for them to build the lifelong skills necessary for a life of committed civic service.