Definitions for "Service learning"
Programs in which students perform community service as part of their education; designed to promote values of citizenship.
an educational method by which participants learn and develop through active participation in service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community. Service learning is coordinated with a school or community service program and with the community. It is integrated into and influences the lifelong learning of a participant and includes structured time for the participants to reflect on the service experience.
The goals of this program are to increase in students a sense of commitment to others and the community, to develop in students the sense of joy and satisfaction that comes from helping others, to increase the understanding of the needs of others within the community, and to strengthen a sense of community within the school. Lower School students participate in a variety of service projects. Middle School students volunteer, by home rooms, at a variety of agencies throughout the Twin Cities four times per year. Eighth graders work with pre-K students in a Pre-K buddy program. More than 90 percent of Upper School students volunteer in a wide variety of community agencies, organizations and schools.