Outreach

First Grade Leadership Role Hospital Dolls Nurses in our community requested these dolls for our local emergency room. The piloted first grade service learning project drew upon a model from Kiwanis of Burnside, Australia and information gathered from the websites of hospitals using these dolls. The above first grade project, as all sample projects, simplyContinue reading “Outreach”

Animals

Kindergarten Leadership Role Caring for Animals Kindergarten teachers identified animals as the starting point for a community leadership role. Therapy Animals “Therapy animals can provide physical, psychological, and emotional benefits to those they interact with, typically in facility settings such as healthcare, assisted living, and schools. While most frequently dogs, therapy animals can include otherContinue reading “Animals”

Food

Fifth Grade Leadership Role Food2Share A district wide K-12 service learning project creates an ongoing, self-sustaining system to address food insecurity in local communities. Fresh Food Recovery Grocery Store Restaurant School Cafeterias Small Quantities Bagels Field Gleaning Gathering fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste Donating food Creating Meals for People in Need MealsContinue reading “Food”

American Youth Are Unique – Let’s Play to Their Strengths

We need to establish our American identity in our system of education. Our youth are Americans who want to participate in meaningful ways. They want to explore the world and connect with others, they want voice. American youth want to create meaningful change, and know they are capable. As older Americans, we may seek theirContinue reading “American Youth Are Unique – Let’s Play to Their Strengths”

High School Dropout Can Fade Away

We need to start at the beginning – at the root – to grow strong, interactive engagement with our youth and rediscover the heartbeat of education that is alive with relevance. Without an overarching design that starts from the beginning to create a solid foundation, we will continue to falter and wander within a weakContinue reading “High School Dropout Can Fade Away”

We – the People – Are the Inspiration

If we gathered all the service projects we have created – and organized them by topic so we could see what we have, we would find overwhelming evidence that as a people, we are wonderfully equipped with capability. We already have so much of what we need. Beyond the project details, there is an incrediblyContinue reading “We – the People – Are the Inspiration”