As we approach the end of the school year, we start receiving stories of students and programs being honored for their work during this past academic year. Below are some of the highlights from the past few days. Remember, even though these stories are great, we as a field should be pushing these stories all year round! Be proud of the service-learning work that you are doing and your accomplishments and keep the stories coming!
The Herald-Mail, April 28, 2010 - Washington County, Maryland students were honored at the Service-Learning Senior Honor Night for having earned 150 or more hours of service. Nice job to the 90 students who were honored!
West Branch Times, April 28, 2010 - Students at Scattergood Friends School built a rain garden on honor of Lili Smith, a student who died in October as a result of complications consistent with Apert syndrome. They were aided by a $6,000 grant for their service-learning project.
Lewis-Clark State College, April 28, 2010 - Lewis-Clark's Web Development Program was recognized as the Exemplary Program of the Year among Idaho's Technical Colleges. The program provides many service-learning opportunities for the students in an effort to meet the needs and flexibility demands of the students.
PR Newswire, April 27, 2010 - Check out this article on Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.'s Giving Without Walls curriculum. This program follows students from first through eighth grades by building on the skills learned in the previous year.
The Telescope, April 26, 2010 - Great article about Palomar College's Service-Learning Program encouraging students to enroll in a course and explaining why it's important!
ASU News, April 26, 2010 - Read about Arizona State University's EPICS GOLD program, which shows how to extend service-learning into a "traditional major."