Middle Year Program Community Service Philosophy
Community service is a key component to the IB MYP curriculum. All students who meet the expectations of 10 experiences will receive a special award at the Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony. The service learning program component is available to all Hankey Middle School students. Experiences are defined as any community service project or volunteering experience that consists of at least two-three hours. Students must log these experiences and complete reflections for each event. Students who have met the Hankey Service Award goal of ten experiences will receive recognition during the Eighth Grade Awards Night Ceremony.
What is (and isn't) Community Service?
Community and service is something you do outside of your school day in order to participate in the community and make a contribution to society. These activities can range from something very basic to something more formal.
Community and Service is:
Meaningful service that requires understanding of an underlying issue, and is completed outside of the classroom during your own time.
Helping at an event, charity or with an organization
Attending/participating in a community event
Helping at a shelter
Working in classrooms
Community and Service is NOT:
Working for your parents/family or doing things at your own house
Work you receive payment for
Work done during the school day
Babysitting your siblings or other immediate family
Are you searching for ideas? Check out this very comprehensive list of service opportunities organized by city.