Service Learning is….
Projects that are designed to meet a need in the community and enhance or reinforce curriculum goals.
It provides structured time for students to reflect on their service and learning experiences through a mix of writing, reading, speaking, listening, and creating in small and large group and individual work.
In our program, projects are student developed and directed.
A service learning project connects community service to standards within the curriculum.
What is the difference between community service and service-learning?
The key difference is the link to the curriculum. Service-learning is community service projects used to enhance learning of a standard within a curriculum.
Service-learning is more than community service! It is a method of teaching and an experiential experience for students to advance their skills and knowledge! Through service-learning, the community becomes a classroom!
PSLA (Pennsylvania Service Learning Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh)
|Service Learning Projects
| Make A Child Smile
Elementary School Science Fair
Youth Day of Caring
Middle School Reading
Yearbook Chinese Auction
TLC – Raising money for
One Book One Community