Service Learning is different from community service. Community service is a form of volunteerism that is not tied to academic learning. Service learning engages participants in an examination of a problem/need while working towards a solution as an academic experience.
Need ideas of what to do? Check out link to the Service Learning Calendar or download it below. Also, here is a link to a nationwide search for organizations seeking volunteers and here is a link to All For Good, a volunteer database.
The Service Learning Requirement has been updated for 2014-15! The requirement is now 3 classroom-connected service projects. Students are encouraged to participate in community service outside of school as well, but it is not required. Start brainstorming with your teachers and peers now!
Make sure the staff member sponsoring your project completes the project proposal paperwork before you begin a project.
If you do engage in community service separate from a school project - Keep track of your hours. This must be signed by your project supervisor, keep one copy for your records and hand in the original copy to Ms. Stalzer in the Student Development office. These individual hours will be added to your transcript for scholarships and college admissions reps.
For more information, please visit: Service Learning
You can also contact our Service Learning Coach Ms. Stalzer in the Student Development Office or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org