Mountain View Service Learning
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Spring Reflections (FOR ALL OPTION B PARTICIPANTS):
Top Ten Reasons for Youth to Participate in Service Learning
1. You know you have made a positive difference
2. Promotes diversity
3. Allows you to see the results and impact of your work on the community
4. Provides the chance to explore careers and get job experience
5. Boosts self-confidence and brings personal gratification
6. Challenges you, your attitudes, and your abilities
7. Make new friends and collaborations
8. Makes learning come alive and be fun
9. Broadens horizons and perspectives
10. Teaches practical skills
Compiled by students from National Service-Learning Leader Schools at the Leader Schools Institute in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2000.
NOTE: All service hours must be preapproved. You may NOT count hours that you served BEFORE filling out the application and receiving the time card from Mrs. Chupp. This is a district policy.
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You must complete separate time card for each organization you plan to serve. For example, if you are going to volunteer with the Mesa Public Library, the Phoenix Zoo, and United Way, you would need three different applications and time cards.
The only exception to this is if you are serving as part of a group (NHS, Toro Links, your church, etc.).
- Option A (Curriculum Based, for Teachers) - Type in responses and submit as email or hard copy.
- Must include record of student name, ID number, and hours.
- Option C (EVIT Students ONLY) - Type in responses, print, sign, and turn in to room 222.
Senior high students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade are involved in a variety of curriculum based and extracurricular service learning. The interests and personalities of the schools, teachers and students determine the projects. The five below are pretty common.
- Social studies students volunteer in campaign offices.
- Sports medicine students care for the needs of their school’s teams.
- English students write, illustrate, and donate original children’s books.
- School clubs gather donations of items and funds for local non-profits.
- Students volunteer independently throughout the community
"I learned that if we want to change the world or even make a difference we have to start small." - Karen Rojas
"Don’t just wait for service to come knocking on your door, take the initiative and knock on service’s door." - Sheila Allison