Authentic and Reciprocal Service
Projects begin with community need identified and defined by students under the leadership of educators. Service may target needs on a school campus or even take on a global cause. The need drives the call for service and defines the academic learning.
Focus on Academics
Learn and Serve Tampa was founded by an experienced service-learning teacher who understands the importance of connecting service to academic standards. Projects will start with community need but be linking to explicit learning outcomes, often in many academic areas. The links below offer connects to Florida Standards. Let's chat if you would like help making the connection between learning and service.
K-12 teachers, schools, or district administrators can request training, mentoring, and planning support for projects. They can also request small grants to assist with substitute coverage, transportation, and materials and supplies for projects.
Local nonprofits can link with classrooms to present ideas for student service, assist with making curricular connections, and educate students about the immediate and long range goals of their cause.
Government Agencies, Community Organizations, and Businesses
Government agencies, community organizations, and businesses can support service-learning projects by providing speakers and mentors, donations of materials and supplies, and other financial support.