The School-based Service-learning Initiative creates an opportunity for classroom teachers to connect students with community resources to implement service-learning projects. It provides an opportunity for young people to become deeply engaged in addressing real community needs, while mastering the classroom content. Students who participate in service learning projects will:

  • Learn real world, 21st century skills

  • Increase their community awareness

  • Lead their peers academically

  • Gain self-confidence

  • Gain self-esteem

The community also benefits from service learning because youth work to create positive change in the community. Students address real issues that are important to them that help spread awareness. Some past projects have included:

  • Transforming Rape Culture
  • Human Trafficking: The Human Exchange

  • Play Like a Girl: 40 Years of Title IX

  • Child Abuse: You Raised Me Right

  • Bullying: Be No Bull

  • Suicide Awareness: Fight for Hope

  • Childhood Obesity: 4S Youth Triathlon

  • Recycling

  • Pollution

In addition to service-learning projects completed during the school day, Youth Infusion has piloted an after-school program focused on reducing the rates of childhood obesity in Monroe County. The Shape Up After-School Service-Learning Project combines physical fitness, health and meaningful service. Students enrolled in the program work to improve their own health, as well as, complete a service-learning project to improve the health of the community. This program is currently taking place at Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School and Pocono Mountain Clear Run Intermediate School.

 

Youth Infusion’s School-based Service-learning Initiative is available to all schools in Northeast Pennsylvania. For more information on doing a service-learning project with Youth Infusion contact info@youthinfusion.org or 570-266-5125