Overview

What we have:

  • Solution bearing projects
  • Project originators to help us replicate
  • Internet for communication and coordination
  • Schools in all communities
  • Service learning
  • People:
    • youth desirous of real world relevance and participation
    • parents, relatives, community members, service organizations, churches – desirous of
      contributing and supporting the growth of our youth

How we can put it together:

  • Organize outstanding service projects by topic into a National Projects Checklist
    • Global projects as a separate checklist, organized by topic and geographical location
  • Align topics with grades K-6 to create a foundation of awareness, knowledge and contribution
  • Create local community checklists selected from the national checklist, prioritized at the local level
    • First priority given to student projects
    • K-6 grades manage the overview of community projects at each grade level topic area
    • All K-12 service becomes service learning

Outcomes:

  • National alignment at each grade level
    • Combine outcomes in specific topic areas
    • Coordinate best practices
  • Nationwide familiarity with service learning as a standard curricular subject
  • Real world engagement for students
  • Increased service participation nationwide
  • Leadership roles and teamwork work among student peers nationwide and globally
  • Social entrepreneurs as not only role models for our youth, but partners in service work
  • A foundation for teamwork, cooperation, and coordination in adult scenarios
  • Humanitarian relations worldwide with a global sister city topic area
  • A sustained heritage of civic engagement that builds and adjusts from generation to generation
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