Service Learning is a big part of what makes AIS special. Each grade level takes on their own project(s) each year, with many projects being multidisciplinary and across grades. The key is that it is student-led. Through periodic Service workshops or the elective Service Learning class, students research the needs of a target community, divide up the tasks among themselves, and create a realistic and ideally sustainable project. They then carry out the service activity throughout the year, and create a reflective report in June.
Service is broadly defined as a well-planned action or project that benefits others and that does not benefit the student in any tangible way. The AIS community has a 2018-2019 goal of 8000 service hours.
Students between 13 - 18 years old are welcome to join the Rotary International connected Interact Club, a leadership group focused on promoting Service in the culture of students and in the surrounding communities. These are our Service role models.
Some examples of projects this calendar year include:
Student identified target problems for future projects include indigenous rights, female empowerment, rural education, homelessness, long-term volcano relief, and pollution.
Please contact our Service Coordinator Antonia Nichols firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about our Service Learning program.