K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice
Service-learning actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities.
Link to Curriculum
Service-learning is intentionally used as an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and/or content standards.
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.
Service-learning promotes understanding of diversity and mutual respect among all participants.
Service-learning provides youth with a strong voice in planning,
implementing, and evaluating service-learning experiences with guidance
Service-learning partnerships are collaborative, mutually beneficial, and address community needs.
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.
Duration and Intensity
Service-learning has sufficient duration and intensity to address community needs and meet specified outcomes.
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