Why Service Learning?

Service Learning is the heart of our school. It is a teaching strategy that links community service to the classroom. Whether it’s studying social studies, math, science, or language arts, service learning challenges students to demonstrate what they’ve learned by applying it to new situations. Service learning allows our entire school family to serve and improve the area we live in and beyond.

Service Learning brings social responsibility into the classroom.

Service Learning brings social responsibility into the classroom.

Our goal at Leadership Academy is to create civic-minded participating youth that will use service-learning skills as they mature into influential, altruistic adults.  As members of the community, our students will learn that they have the ability to identify, work, and aide in the solution of community problems.  Students work together on community service projects that help teach everything from science and math to writing and history. When children are engaged in service learning projects it helps to tie the basic components of academics with real‐life experiences. Service Learning is a teaching and learning tool that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

Visit these useful resources regarding Service Learning:

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

Learning to Give from Generation On

Learn and Serve America

Youth Community Service

High Quality Instruction That Transforms: A Guide to Implementing Quality Academic Service-Learning from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction