Action in support of either our local or global community to benefit the greater good of said community.
Direct hands-on service (serving food at a food bank) or service with organizations that provide direct services to individuals, groups and/or causes (helping a shelter with a mailing or their organization fund raising event), IS recognized as service that counts toward our graduation requirement. We recognize this as work the organization needs done to deliver direct services that will benefit the larger community in need.
Service addressing an unmet need. Is an underserved disadvantaged population the beneficiary of the service? Or, is delivery of the service dependent on volunteer support?
Service that benefits a closed group of people does NOT count toward the graduation requirement because it is not inclusive and open to all, nor does it serve a specific disadvantaged population.
Students are required to enter all service hours onto the school’s online tracking system, X2Vol. Students must complete each entry including listing the name and email address of an organization contact that can verify the hours, and answer the description and reflection questions fully in detail.
Yes, there are a number of school activities that qualify, including, but not limited to, service as a class teacher assistant (TA), helping with school events like Open House and SAAS in the City (SITC), and as a student facilitator. We limit single opportunities like being a teachers assistant or athletic team manager to a maximum of 40 hours.