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Service Learning through Eighth Grade Civic Engagement Curriculum

By Melissa Strong, Assistant Head of Middle School

Last week, our Eighth Grade students began their Civic Engagement advisory curriculum with a guest presentation by Roger Williams of Global Human Services. In his presentation, he described to students his volunteer work with the Family Rescue Center in Canoga Park, sharing how he applied his skills and experience toward a greater purpose in promoting community health awareness, and making health care more accessible to people in need.
Later that week, our Eighth Grade students began engaging in advisory service learning trips to a range of service organizations in our community, such as Activities, Recreation & Care for Individuals with DisabilitiesSOVA Community Food and Resource CenterFoster Children’s Resource CenterFamily Rescue Center, and Operation Gratitude. Through this service, students are building familiarity with our community, and gaining an understanding of how organizations partner with the community to address shared needs.

To view photos from the trip, click here for the Middle School blog, "Finding Meaning in the Middle."
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