Learn and Serve America
Learn and Serve America provides grants to schools, colleges, and nonprofit groups to support efforts to engage more than 1,500 Montana students in community service linked to academic achievement and the development of civic skills. This type of learning, called service learning, improves communities while preparing young people for a lifetime of responsible citizenship. In addition to providing grants, Learn and Serve America serves as a resource on service and service-learning to teachers, faculty members, schools, and community groups.
There are currently four schools in Montana that receive Learn and Serve Funding:
- Sentinal High School
- Troy School District
- Jefferson High School
- Hamilton High School
To learn more, please contact:Mary Ellen Earnhardt Learn and Serve Coordinator Office of Public Instruction PO Box 202501 Helena, MT 59620 Phone: 406-444-0769 firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Service-Learning?
Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy integrating meaningful service with academic study and reflective practice to enrich learning, build civic engagement, and strengthen communities.
- National Service-Learning Clearinghouse: ServiceLearning.org
- YSA- Semester of Service: www.ysa.org/semester
- Overview of Service-Learning Evaluation: http://servicelearning.org/webinars/service-learning-evaluation
- Service-Learning Lesson Plans: GoToServiceLearning.org