HHS Social Studies teacher Kaitlin Mills introduced a new elective course during the Fall 2019 term – Service Learning. The junior and senior students began by brainstorming local issues, then went out to interview family and citizens, and conducted research on a potential project. Ultimately, each project was presented to the class for final validation before launching off to complete their project. Each project involved one or more students.
Below are photos of each participant with the project they worked on.
As we spoke with each participant, we asked what they had taken away from this different way of learning. First and foremost each student we talked with was proud of what they had accomplished. We heard: ” a sense of purpose, partnership, find a passion to do something, real life skills, and self-confidence.”
This learning format positions students with planning and execution skills that will serve them for years to come. The course will be offered again next Fall.