AP 6151 Student Service-Learning Graduation Guidelines
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
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!
University of Maryland Service Opportunity Resource Link - this link provides access to a variety of service/community opportunities for volunteers. **Please note that these organizations and opportunities are not necessarily endorsed by PGCPS and that parents are highly encouraged to investigate the opportunities to determine if the organization and/or activity is appropriate for their child.** It is:http://services247.umd.edu. If you would like for an organization to go through the process of pre-approval, please contact the office of Academic Programs at 301-808-5956.
CM Educational Program Services (CMEPS)
8700 Central Avenue, Suite 205
Landover, MD 20785
CMEPS is in need of high school volunteers to assist students, in Pre K – 8th grade, in completing their homework assignments. The homework assistance program is Monday – Friday, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., October 3, 2016 – May 31, 2017. For more information and/or to volunteer please contact Janet Gibson, Director.
Weed Warrior Work Days
March 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Major Lansdale Park)
May 6, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Whitemarsh Park)
June 10, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Whitemarsh Park)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
Various Locations Around Bowie
April 1, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The City will hold its annual Stream Cleanup on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, rain or shine (unless there is lightning). Stream teams walk along select streams across the City and pick up trash and litter that would otherwise wash down to the Patuxent River and head towards the Chesapeake Bay. Cleanup days are a great time for Bowie residents and their families to get out into the environment and experience nature while working to protect Bowie's water resources. We will provide all necessary supplies. You just need to have sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeves, water, and fun! Eligible students will earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, and Scouts will receive a Green Bowie patch or year bar. To nominate a stream for cleaning or to register for the cleanup, contact Tiffany Wright at email@example.com or 301-809-3043
3rd Annual Winter Work Day
Come volunteer with UMD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the Sheridan Street and Field of Greens Community Gardens! We are looking for 80 volunteers to join us at our 3rd Annual Winter Work Day. We invite families, students, faculty, and staff to come out and help us clear plots, weed, compost and plant bulbs for the Spring. Service Learning hours will be granted to all students who attend and we will provide morning snacks and lunch.
Date: November 19, 2016
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 6200 Sheridan Street, East Riverdale, MD 20737.
Transportation? We are a $5 UBER ride from campus, the F4 Metrobus stops a short 4 block walk from our site, biker friendly, located adjacent to William Wirt Middle School.
Attire? Come dressed in old sneakers, rain boots, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty, we'll provide the gloves, if you need 'em.
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Berwyn Heights Town-Wide Clean Up
Please join us for the Berwyn Heights Town-Wide Clean Up on Saturday, November 12th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration starts at 10 am at the Berwyn Heights Town Center --5700 Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740.
Free pizza/drinks will be provided to all volunteers from 12:00 - 12:30 pm
! Students can earn community service hours! Participants should wear pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes. We will provide instructions and distribute clean-up supplies, (safety vests, rubber gloves, trash bags, and pickers). Participants will be given a map of the community and assigned a certain area to clean-up. Participants can either form their own groups, join in with another group, or walk the assigned area by themselves. For more information, contact Theresa Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org