Service Learning

Service Learning Project 2017/18

Serving others is a way of life at LRCA and allows students to live out the good news of Jesus. Service Learning is defined as an educational method by which students learn and develop through active participation in service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community. Service learning helps students develop their gifts and passions, as well as teaching them the importance of using gifts and time for something outside themselves and for building the body and community (Galatians 6:10). It models the example of Christ; one of servant­leadership. Students can provide service in the community on a volunteer basis to public, nonprofit agencies, civic and charitable organizations and to our school campus.

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NIV)

Service Requirement

A service learning project is a graduation requirement. Each graduate must complete the project as outlined by the completion date. Supporting documentation must also be completed for proper credit (see below). This is done during the student’s Junior Year.

Service Overview

There are basic guidelines that should be used to determine the appropriateness of the project:

  • Service is defined as any sort of work a student does for the benefit of others, for which no fee, payment, or public recognition is received­ that is, you may not receive payment or gifts for your service,
  • Class or J Term Trips do not qualify.
  • The service must benefit the community at large.
  • The student may provide service for public, nonprofit agencies, civic and charitable organizations or our school campus.
  • The supervisor of your service cannot be an immediate family member unless employed by the non­profit organization.
  • The service must be completed outside the school day including class trips and J­Term classes.
  • Service must be completed during the Junior year; deadline is March 31, 2018.
  • The project may begin May 12, 2017.

REPORTING THE SERVICE:

  • Reporting the service project is a simple step in the process! Using the link below, the student completes the online form and presses the submit button: https://goo.gl/Pvlznq

Project Types


Tier 1

Tier 1 projects are basic projects with a minimum hour requirement (15 minimum) and can be a collection of several smaller service opportunities (may be a combination of 1 or more different service opportunities). These might include delivering food to the needy, volunteering at a hospital or senior care center, attending a mission trip or teaching Vacation Bible School.

Tier 2


Tier 2 projects are project­driven and do not have a minimum hour requirement. These are short­term or long­term projects where the student is responsible for the service project from start to finish. Usually, he or she enlists others to help with the project. Examples include organizing a clothing drive, overseeing a program or beginning a new ministry opportunity. It is recommended (but not required) that the student seek approval from the Office of the Director of Student Life prior to beginning. Each project must have an adult supervisor. This type of project shows colleges that the student has creativity and initiative. Usually this type of project has no minimum hour requirement.

Suggestions


Choose a project:
  • in an area of personal heartfelt interest and one that brings you joy.
  • that will allow you to go above the “minimum” requirement.
  • you can continue later in life.

For more information, contact the Director of Student Life.

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