Student Service Learning
WHAT IS STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING?
Student Service Learning is very similar to community service except that there is an intentional emphasis on critical reflection that connects the service time to learning objectives. In other words, yes you will serve the community in some way, but we also want to know what you learned from having done the service. In the process of completing their service, the student will document the method they used to accomplish their project, along with what they learned from having completed the service.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
- Students in 9th-10th grades must complete 5 hours per semester.
- Students in the 11th and 12th grades are required to complete 10 hours per semester.
WHERE TO SERVE?
Hours need to be completed at a not-for-profit organization. With the recent move of the New Braunfels Food Bank right down the street from our campus, students are encouraged to volunteer for this very helpful and worthwhile organization.
To volunteer for the NB Food Bank, go online and register at https://nbfoodbank.org/ways-to-help/give-time/. Students that are 14 years old will need a parent with them the first time that they volunteer. You will sign up for a shift.
When selecting your shift, select one of the options for the Kitchen Table. 6-hour students can sign up for the 1:30-4:00 shift and arrive after school releases at 2:30. They are open until 7:00 pm on Wednesdays.
EVALUATION OF STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING
After completing their hours, students should turn in an essay to their teacher reflecting on what they learned by completing the service hours.