Godfrey Lee Middle School
Kelloggsville High School
Kelloggsville Middle School
What’s great about being involved in Learn and Serve America YEZ?
It lets you learn in a different way! Hands-on!! In the real world!!!
Your teacher knows what he/she needs to teach. You have all looked at needs in your community. So now you put the two together. You get to take what you are learning in the classroom and see how it relates to the real world. You get to “practice what they teach” while helping out your community! This is called academic service-learning. And it has big benefits for you!
- Increases academic and cognitive development
Your brain likes learning this way!
- Enriches curriculum
Rather than just learning from a book, you learn from a number of different resources – including people in your community!
- Reinforces learning through practical and meaningful applications
You won’t have to ask, “When will I ever use this in the real world?”
- Puts character education into action
Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship
- Increases career awareness and job skills identification
When you participate in service-learning, you will meet people who work in a variety of jobs within your community. You will also be able to practice skills you may not otherwise use in school.
- Improves sense of teamwork, mutual achievement and leadership skills
These are 21st Century Skills in high demand by employers!
- Enhances social development
You may find yourself working with people you wouldn’t normally hang out with. You’ll discover new things you have in common and learn to appreciate each others differences. The world would be a pretty boring place if we were all the same!
- Fosters personal growth
You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish and learn on your own and with your group!
- Improves civic-mindedness
Did you know public schools were originally established to teach young people to be good citizens? Service-learning gets you back to the roots of education.
What’s Your Thing?
Everyone is passionate about something. So what’s your thing? Click on the link and check out a variety of causes to which you can help to make a difference!
What’s Your Thing?
The following quotations were compiled to remind you that YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to sleep in a room with a mosquito.” – Anita Roddick
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“In a democratic society we must live cooperatively, and serve the community in which we live, to the best of our ability. For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” – Alexander Hamilton
“If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.” – Whoopie Goldberg
“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.” – Robert F. Bennett
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle
“As you go through life, act in such a way as not to deprive others of happiness. Avoid giving sorrow to your fellow man, but to the contrary, see that you give him joy as often as you can.” – Sioux Proverb
If you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm” – Yiddish Proverb
“In doing we learn.” – George Herbert
“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. And we have a choice: What sort of difference do we want to make?” – Jane Goodall
“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.” – George Elliott
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
“Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is good at doing.” – Quincy Jones
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world – for indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the human spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer