Be the change

Find a community problem and solve it

Service-learning projects — where students identify a local problem and propose real solutions — can deepen a young person’s sense of civic engagement.

Service learning allows students to apply their academic, social, and personal skills to garner results in real-time. Ancillary benefits — building collaboration skills, problem-solving skills, and conflict-resolution skills — carry over into other subjects and assignments.

Here’s a detailed guide to help you prepare for and launch a 3-4 week service-learning project.