Donate and Become Aware

Teacher(s): Elayna Durso and Rosana Tocco

Main Contact: Rosana Tocco

Date: 4/2013         Building: Godfrey-Lee High School         Grades: 9-12

Semester: Extended Learning


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Project Overview

Give a brief overview of the project you are planning.

To give back to members of the community while raising awareness of multiple charities.


Effective Practice: MEANINGFUL SERVICE

Service learning actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities.

What community need will you address and how did you determine the need?

• This project addresses the need for raising awareness and coming together as a community.

• Students will be able to work as a team and demonstrate ownership of the project.

What service will you provide to address the need?

• The students have organized a car wash and bake sale to raise funds for multiple charities of their choice.

• Baked goods and car washes will be offered by donation only to allow the community to come together to raise funds.


Effective Practice: LINK TO CURRICULUM

Service learning is intentionally used as an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and/or content standards.

How is this project related to a specific curriculum?

This project is related to World Language and ELA curriculum. Students will be working in a bilingual community and creating car wash/bake sale flyers in Spanish and English. Students will also be writing reflective journals

State Standards and Benchmarks  List standards and benchmark met by this project.

Michigan World Language Standards:

• 1.2 Communication-Interpretive Communication

• 1.3 Communication-Personal Communication

• 5.1 Communities-Use of Language

ELA Common Core State Standards

• W.9-10.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


Effective Practice: REFLECTION

Service learning incorporates multiple challenging reflection activities that are ongoing and that prompt deep thinking and analysis about oneself and one’s relationship to society.

What form(s) of reflection will students use to show what they have learned and accomplished?

• Students will set goals for funds raised and graph progress.

• Students will complete daily journals and reflect on their successes.


Effective Practice: DIVERSITY

Service learning promotes understanding of diversity and mutual respect among all participants.

What types of diverse perspectives and experiences will be explored as part of your project? (i.e.: cultural, generational, abilities/disabilities, learning styles, etc.)

• Cultural perspectives will be explored as students work with


Effective Practice: YOUTH VOICE

Service learning provides youth with a strong voice in planning, implementing, and evaluating service learning experiences with guidance from adults.

How will students gain ownership of this project?

• Students identified needs of the community and shared ideas for the project.

• Students will run bake sale and car wash.

• Students will advertise throughout the community.

• Students will discuss different charities and organizations with members of the community.



Service learning partnerships are collaborative, mutually beneficial, and address community needs.

Who will you partner with for this project?

• We will partner with different charities, such as: Mel Trotter Ministries and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

How will the partner benefit from this collaboration?

• Our partners will receive all donations raised during bake sale and car wash.



Service learning engages participants in an ongoing process to assess the quality of implementation and progress toward meeting specified goals, and uses results for improvement and sustainability.

How will you assess the student learning goals?

Student learning goals will be assessed based on learning goals through reflective journal writing.



Service learning has sufficient duration and intensity to address community needs and meet specified outcomes.

How will you prepare students for this experience?

We will prepare students for this project by researching the various charities and discussing talking points for each charity. Students will be able to communicate their cause with the community. We will also plan for car wash and bake sale days by breaking off into groups.

What are some possible activities students might do as part of this project?

• Students will create flyers and posters to advertise around the community.

• Students will write reflective journals.

• Students will set goals and graph charts.

• Students will research charities of their choice and develop speaking points.

• Students will research recipes for bake sale.



The three arms of sustainability are environmental stewardship, economic growth, and social progress. Think planet, profit, and people.

Describe how your project addresses the issue of sustainability.

Our project addresses the issue of sustainability by giving the community the opportunity of coming together and working towards a common goal.