Service Learning Project was launched at Crescenta Valley High School
over a decade ago. This project grew from the idea that education
involves not only academic learning but also the development of
conscience, social responsibility, a sense of community and compassion.
At the heart of this program is the belief young people are resources
who can make a positive difference in the world. We believe each
student has a unique gift and special talent to offer to our community,
and one of our most important goals is to prepare students for the
responsibilities of community leadership.
The educational benefits of volunteering include:
Developing personal and social responsibility.
Promoting respect and understanding of the people and cultures in our community.
Exploring career opportunities.
Developing character and skills for successful citizenship.
program involves two parts:
First, each student takes the social
science class "Contemporary World Affairs" during their freshman year.
As these students learn about current events, they will learn to relate
what they are learning to our community and world. As part of the
curriculum, students will be encouraged to volunteer 10 hours of
community service. Once they have completed their service they will be given a
community service award certificate.
The second part of the program is the Falcon 100 Hour Community Service Medallion. Students
who complete over a 100 hours of volunteer service during their high
school career will receive a community service medallion.
Ms. Kathy Garcia in the Counseling Office manages the program and keeps track of each student's
community service hours. Please submit Form C (record of hours) to Ms. Garcia. Forms are also available in the Counseling Office.