Service Learning Presentation


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This is the presentation on Service Learning that Helping 100 created for the iCare Conference (2/4/09) for NCS 7th grade students and the Animal Ark Conference (4/9/09) for NCS 6th grade students.

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Service Learning Presentation

  1. 1. Services Make Follow volunteered by individuals or an Goals Through organization to your for benefit a yourself community or its goals institutions.
  2. 2. EVEN the President helped November 16, 1990 ! President George Bush signed the National Community Service Act. This encouraged the youth to help out in their communities and schools. Many High schools (private and public) make it a requirement to graduate . Get excited… even PASSIONATE !!!
  3. 3. Later, George W. Bush made a big push for of volunteering. In a letter dated August 24, 2002, he urged Americans to devote 2 years (4,000 hours) of their time to communities. In it, he also said: “Millions of Americans volunteer each year… they help strengthen our country.”
  4. 4. This letter was a response to his setting up the USA Freedom Corps ( . The Freedom Corps were formed in reply to the attacks of September 11, 2001.
  5. 5. Obama helps homeless teens President Barack Obama paints a wall during a visit to Sasha Bruce House, a shelter for teens, in Washington , Monday, Jan. 19, 2009.
  6. 6. A teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning.
  7. 7. Service Learning Example
  8. 8. Service Learning Directly from the books  Direct Action – Working with a group of incarcerated adults or youth to provide them with vocational skills and job placement opportunities.  Indirect Action- Making clay dinnerware for low-income families, homeless shelters or victims of disaster  Advocacy Action- Creating brief Public Service Announcements addressing a local issue and advertising community solutions
  9. 9. Factors to consider when planning a service learning project The service that students perform should have a strong connection to the curriculum they are studying or their after school activities Service should strengthen ties to your community, what does your community need? This could be your immediate community, state, country, world Create partnerships, set goals, plan, evaluate or reflect and celebrate your achievement!
  10. 10. DIRECT Service INDIRECT Examples Service Examples Work with Make clay environmental groups dinnerware for low- on climate change income families and shelters Teach English as Raise money and Second Language to non- English speaking resource for disaster ADVOCACY groups victims Service Examples Design Information Campaign for a national or global issue
  11. 11. Benefits of Service Learning: • We make a connection between learning in the classroom and the real world and reflect on our experience to reinforce the link between our service and our learning. • Standardized test scores are boosted • Form of “hands-on” learning • Learn responsibility, trustworthiness, and caring • Reinforce morals
  12. 12. Benefits of Service Learning • More exposure to different careers • Gives elders a different, positive view of teenagers • Make connections with and strengthen community groups • Community groups could become beneficiaries
  13. 13.  The homeless population in Northfield and Atlantic City  AC Rescue Mission  Atlantic County Women’s Shelter  This includes a large population of homeless children.  1/3 of homeless people are under the age of 18
  14. 14. What Was Dr. King’s Dream? Dr. Martin Luther King’s dreamed of the “Beloved Community”, a global vision, in which poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated. As Dr. King often said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
  15. 15. This video was a campaign ad for Obama, but it still holds a powerful message
  16. 16. 12 Years and Counting For the last twelve years (during MLK Service Day) volunteers have joined together to create service learning projects that help reverse the global injustices of homelessness, poverty, sub-standard housing, illiteracy, environmental disregard and disparities in healthcare access and racism.
  17. 17. In America, on any given night in October, 444,000 people experienced homelessness - which translates to 6.3% of the population of people living in poverty. On a given night in February, 842,000 experienced homelessness - which translates to almost 10% of the population of people living in poverty. Converting these estimates into an annual projection:  2.3 million people (based on the October estimate) and  3.5 million people (based on the February estimate) or  Approximately 1% of the U.S. population experiences homelessness each year,  38% (October) to 39% (February) of them are children
  18. 18. Toiletry Drive 2/4/09 thru 3/4/09
  19. 19. What can we do to make make the iCare Drive successful???
  20. 20. •Volunteer in a hospital •Volunteer in a nursing home •Builder’s Club •Key Club AND •Helping 100 you •and more……. can join in too
  21. 21.  Feb. 11-17…Random Acts of Kindness Week March 2009 …Red Cross Month March 22 …World Water Day April 22 … Earth Day April 19-25 … National Volunteer week  April 24-26 … Global Youth service Day May 2009 ~National Foster Care Month ~ National Family Month ~ Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month  May 2 … Join Hands Day  May 25 … National Missing Children’s Day June 5 … World Environment Day June 2 … National Hunger Awareness Day June 11 … World Population Day
  22. 22. Service Learning Organizations  Youth Service America:  Ashoka Youth Venture:  Do Something:  Learn and Serve America:  The National Service Learning Clearinghouse:  National Youth Leadership Council:  Taking it Global:  USA Freedom Corps:  Americorps: