What is Service Learning?
WHAT IS SERVICE LEARNING?
What is service learning, the concept?
As a concept, service learning combines community service with school curriculum to respond to identified community needs, and helps students meet academic, social, civic and moral learning goals.
What is Service Learning, the BHHS class?
Beverly's Service Learning is a 5th period, year-long project-based class in which students research, plan, and implement a service project in one of their areas of interest and passion. SL students also work with classes and groups across campus, providing opportunities for others to engage in service activities that are clearly connected to their interests or particular academic programs.
A few examples of previous service connected to academics and program learning—
Syrian Crisis Awareness Project -- An individual student project to connect with teachers across disciplines and throughout BHUSD in order to create lessons, materials, and activities to teach students about the Syrian crisis, and to allow students to create a product that illustrates understanding, or take action that expresses point of view. Products range from letters to politicians to assemblies to poetry writing to photography, and so on.
Broadcast Buddies -- Coordinating/assisting Broadcast class in teaching Buddies to create a series of campus cleanliness film shorts. Other productions include bullying awareness.
As a class, Service Learning also engages in some community service for and on campus.
Canned Food Drive
Albion Street Santa Claus Visit
Hair Donation Drive
Make A Wish Wish Week (in collaboration with other campus groups)