Service Counts!

  • Community Service Log Sheet : https://goo.gl/forms/wQOLiwq0EN60SNAO2
    Community Service Form 2017-2018: https://goo.gl/forms/wbymppbBnO0k3dU82


    Service Learning (Organizer) vs. Service (Patricipant)

    1. Examples of Service Learning = being an organizer
        - Joshua's Heart
           Joshua's Heart billboard
        
        - Elizabeth Gonzalez video and newspaper

    2. Example of Service = being a participant
        - Change the World


    Volunteering and serving others is proven to help us. Serving others helps us establish our own integrity!
    The best leaders first learn to serve others.
    We have all sorts of ways for you to get involved: kindness initiatives, food pantry, walks for causes, SpringFest, and many more. 
    We’re always looking for new initiatives and causes!

     High School Students may contact Mrs. Roach, our Community Service Liaison, in room 1319. Or, send her an email: roachclass@hobart.k12.in.us


    What is Service-Learning?

    Service-learning combines service to the community with students learning in a way that improves both the student and the community.

    Service-Learning:
    -Is an opportunity whereby students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of communities
    -Helps foster civic responsibility
    -And provides structured time for students or participants to reflect on the service experience

    Volunteers helping build a playground.

    What Does Service-Learning Look Like?
    Service-learning is part of the academic curriculum. In community organizations, youth develop practical skills, self-esteem, and a sense of civic responsibility. Examples of service-learning projects include: preserving native plants, designing neighborhood playgrounds, teaching younger children to read, testing the local water quality, creating wheelchair ramps, preparing food for the homeless, developing urban community gardens, starting school recycling programs, and much more.

    Why is Service-Learning Important?
    A national study of Learn and Serve America programs suggests that effective service-learning programs improve academic grades, increase attendance in school, and develop personal and social responsibility. Whether the goal is academic improvement, personal development, or both, students learn critical thinking, communication, teamwork, civic responsibility, mathematical reasoning, problem solving, public speaking, vocational skills, computer skills, scientific method, research skills, and analysis.

    Service is not some task to be endured, but an opportunity to be enjoyed! It involves a change in our values, minds, and actions. Help our children discover their gifts and where to use them. The richness of service will make a real difference in our community.