Service learning provides educators a way to incorporate social and emotional learning, leadership skill development and hands on learning for their students. Since 2008, See Kids Dream has been providing service learning curriculum to educators that focuses on these areas that they can use within their school and their classroom.
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Why Service Learning?
- Social and Emotional Learning is an important part of a well-rounded education.
- Social and Emotional Learning skills such as social awareness, relationship skills, and decision-making are inherently part of Service Learning.
- Service Learning curriculum can help to build SEL skills in students through its student-driven real-life opportunities.
- When used together, SEL and Service Learning can enhance their impact and have a longer lasting effect on the student.
- Service Learning offers the opportunity for students to use the skills they are learning in real-life situations.
- Service Learning goes beyond community service, by having the students apply the knowledge they get from researching about causes to help address genuine community needs.
- Service Learning is structured so that it can meet the needs of all kinds of students, giving them all a chance to build skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, create thinking, and leadership.
- See Kids Dreams’ curriculum provides educators with the tools to help their students grow as leaders and develop the skills they need to succeed.
- Beyond the skills students are learning, Service Learning is linked to higher academic achievement, increased self-esteem, reduction in school drop-out rates, increased empathy, and a greater connection to the community.
- Service Learning has a positive effect on students’ academic performance and school engagement.
- Students who participate in See Kids Dream’s Service Learning programs are reported by teachers to have an increase in academic engagement, stronger 21st century skills, and increased empathy and civic engagement skills. See our 3-Year Outcome Report
- Parents whose children are part of our program are surveyed each year and rate the importance of the skills that students are gaining from Service Learning and academic engagement, stronger 21st century skills, and increased empathy and civic engagement skills are all rated as very important. See our Parent Survey Results
Learn About the Programs We Offer
A project-based service learning curriculum that can be implemented in classrooms in grades 3-5.→
A year-long service learning program that is run in elementary schools by school staff.→