The department does not currently have federal funding for service-learning grants; however, it is still a great addition to school day curriculum as well as afterschool and summer programs. Young people will obtain academic and social skills while also getting satisfaction in planning and participating in service projects and reflecting on their work.
What is Service-Learning?
School-based service-learning combines meaningful service to the community with classroom studies in a way that improves student learning and strengthens the community. Students work in collaboration with community members, teachers, and classmates to meet real community needs, while applying core concepts from the regular classroom curriculum. Students develop responsibility and citizenship while increasing academic achievement.