This new in-school service-learning experience is designed to connect the concept of community service to academic learning and civic responsibility in young adolescents. The program includes interactive modules that target the personal, social, cognitive and academic development of youth as they define community needs, identify stakeholders, and propose service projects. The schedule, curricular connection, and service focus can be constructed as the school's leadership team or teachers deems appropriate. The program has many connections to the FLDOE Resiliency Characteristics. The program can be divided over 7 weeks or completed in one day. Great connections are found in AVID, Civics, and 8th grade IB service projects. Principals or teachers, contact Learn and Serve Tampa Inc to schedule a time to discuss the program.
AVID curriculum provides great points of access for service-learning projects. SL is a stated objective in several grade levels, links seamlessly with WICOR, and supports college and career readiness. AVID teachers can request free virtual consultations with Learn and Serve Tampa to discuss their program and how service-learning instruction can fit in.
IB Middle Years Project
One requirement of the International Baccalaureate for the middle grades is to complete a personal community service project. This project can be completed independently, in pairs, or a small group of three. Most 8th grade students have never participated in a service projects, and even fewer have planned and organized one. We help students discover their unique talents, skills, and passions first and then introduce them to community need so they can begin formulating ideas for service projects. We can then offer individual or small group support inn project planning, assist with asset mapping, community contacts, and assure alignment with the the IB MYB Project Requirements and NYLC Quality Standards. We can also provide accountability with assessment & reporting.
Since Learn and Serve Tampa Inc is now a HCPS Partner in Education, we hope to expand into other academic ares to connect service to the classroom. Students Rebuild is always a great opportunity in art classrooms. Our partnership with the Woody Williams Foundation has great promise with JROTC and Civics Education. We have great ideas for Culinary Arts and Construction. Let's talk!
Lead Agency Grant
Learn and Serve Tampa Inc has been awarded a YSA Lead Agency Grant for the 2022-2023 grant cycle. The purpose of the grant is to empower youth through volunteer and community service-projects on the three National Days of Service. On September 10, 2022, in recognition of Patriot Day, Learn and Serve Tampa, Inc. hosted a FREE Youth Service Leadership Summit to train youth leaders from the local area so they may return to their communities to plan for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Global Youth Service Day in 2023.
Huge shout out to Mark Van Trees with Support The Troops Inc in Wesley Chapel. His donation has allowed Franklin BPA to purchase new markers for the 9/11 memorial.
Learn and Serve Tampa, Inc. has been awarded a $200 grant to support the Burnett Middle School AVID Garden project! Funds will be used to purchase portable planting bags and potting soil for students' seedlings. Ms. Graham Allen will keep them over the summer so they can be planted in the fall.