Life service action
If we don’t like something in our school, we should begin the change we want to see.” Amie – 8th grade
Studies consistently show that students who participate in a service learning program have improved academic performance and positive behavior in school. To enhance student achievement, help students develop as leaders, and inspire participants to engage in their communities, ASAS launched Life Service Action. Through their participation in student-led, curriculum-driven service learning projects, ASAS students are exposed to new concepts in learning and develop a stronger sense of social responsibility and civic awareness.
Collectively, ASAS students participated in over 1 Million hours of service throughout the school year. Projects include: disaster preparedness, building school gardens, neighborhood beautification, creating videos to promote healthy eating, raising money for local and national charities, collecting water for earthquake victims in Haiti, serving meals for the homeless, and tutoring other students.
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service
Public Allies Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service
The students in After-School All-Stars at Champion Middle School, Southmoor Middle School, Heyl Elementary School, Moler Elementary School, Columbus Collegiate Academy, and Columbus City Prep School for Boys came together on Saturday April 28 to celebrate Global Youth Service Day, a global effort to get kids involved in their communities. Service-learning students from the schools set up informational booths with service projects to present to the non-service learning students. The booths centered on community issues such as, domestic violence, hunger, racism, energy conservation, local gardening, animal welfare, and bullying and partnered with a variety of organizations. Non-service learning students grouped into teams and completed as many of the booths as possible for awards and prizes.