Beyond 6th Grade

Beyond 6th grade is where we explore the larger scope of projects in the national checklist, considering possibilities for our own community that connect with our interests.

We can join in a variety of ways:

  • Young adults in grades 7 – 12 and their teachers can look for projects of value for their community.
  • Local non-profit staff can request projects for inclusion in the community checklist.
  • A community member with sewing skills may be interested in making blankets for their local animal shelter.
  • A carpenter may be interested in making beds for children in need of one.
  • An organization that fosters animals might like to come present their work to the kindergarten class.

All project work will need updating on the community checklist . Each grade, K – 6 will manage this information in their topic area. In a sense each grade is an office for the service topic area. They meet with non-profit staff and develop a year-long dialogue, learning about needs and discussing solutions. The community checklist lives at each grade level for updating and can be shared online

We are growing a generation that will be highly educated in all of these areas and have community building skills. They will know that when they want to pursue a project, or join to help one underway, that they need to make sure their involvement is listed on the community checklist.

National Service Projects Checklist

Kindergarten: Animals

  • Therapy
  • Rescue
  • Shelters
  • Fostering
  • Adoptions
  • Wildlife

Second Grade: Shelter

  • Foster Care
  • Children
  • Staying Housed
  • Homelessness on the Street
  • Shelters

Fourth Grade: Global Sister City

  • Health
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Human Rights
  • Building Peace
  • Environmental Preservation

Sixth Grade: Environment

  • Recycling
  • Industry Innovation
  • Nature

First Grade: Outreach

  • Youth
  • Refugees
  • Military
  • Elders
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Prisons

Third Grade: Disabilities

  • Inclusion
  • Accessibility

Fifth Grade: Food

  • Fresh Food Recovery
  • Field Gleaning
  • Donating Food
  • Creating Meals
  • Healthy Eating Education
  • Community Gardens
  • Farming