Student Service Learning


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What is Student Service-Learning (SSL)?

What is SSL? Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning. Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to the real world; they then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning.

Getting Started - Steps for earning SSL hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Service Journal  

Student Service Learning Plan

SSL Best Practices  

Administrative Procedure

School Based Learning Service Coordinators  

Voter Registrar Volunteers

Becoming an Election Judge

Official Student Election Judges Application 

 M-NCPPC (Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission) - Want to give back? Volunteer! Opportunities to volunteer with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation are almost unlimited. Help out at a one-day special event or assist on an ongoing basis. Students can even earn student service learning hours by volunteering with our organization.

M-NCPPC- Building Blocks Opportunity

Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) - Volunteer opportunities

PGCMLS Everything You Need to Know Online Brochure

Anacostia Watershed Society Service Opportunities are available throughout the fall.  Click on the Our Events tab for more information! 

Weed Warrior Work Days 

 Whitemarsh Park, 100 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715

 March 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 May 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


The City of Bowie’s Green Team is in need of volunteers to help remove English ivy from Whitemarsh Park. As an invasive, non-native plant, English ivy spreads quickly and easily, and is very destructive to native ecosystems. This is an outdoor activity that requires cutting the ivy vines at eye-level and foot-level then pulling them back about two feet from the base of the tree to bag them.  To participate, please register by contacting Kristin Larson (klarson@cityofbowie.org, 301-809-3044). This is a great Student Service Learning opportunity. Children age 14 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian or Troop Leader at all times, and no volunteers under age 16 can use tools but may participate by pulling and bagging vines. Tiffany Wright (Watershed Manager for the City of Bowie) or Kristin Larson (Sustainability Planner for the City of Bowie) will sign off on service learning hours for students at the event.

Creating A Garden to Feed A Pocket of the World --Help the town of Edmonston create a community garden which will help provide access to fresh vegetables.  All materials and supplies are provided!  For more information, contact Kim at 240-366-7542 or placematterspgc@gmal.com. Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon (Edmonston's Community Garden, 5010 47th Avenue, Edmonston)

Help the Anacostia, One Storm Drain at a Time --Help remind people to not dump trash onto our streets by stenciling stormwater inlets at Edmonston. All materials and supplies are provided!  For more information, contact Kim at 240-366-7542 or placematterspgc@gmail.com.
Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon



Dr. Kara Miley-Libby                   Director of Academic Programs
9201 East Hampton Dr.
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Office #: 301-808-5956
Fax: # :301.333.0979                     email: klibby@pgcps.org

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