America’s young people - from kindergartners to college students – have the desire, energy and ability to make a real difference in their communities. Through participation in Learn and Serve, students are provided a unique opportunity to get involved in a tangible way by integrating community service projects with classroom learning.
What is Service-Learning?
Service learning engages students in the educational process, using what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems. It can be applied across all subjects and grade levels and can involve a single student, a group of students, a classroom or an entire school. Students build character and become active participants as they work with others in their school and community to create service projects in areas such as education, public safety and the environment. Students not only learn about democracy and citizenship, but also become actively contributing citizens and community members through the service they perform.
What is Learn and Serve West Virginia?
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides funding to encourage K-12 public school students to become more involved in civic engagement through “Learn and Serve America.” The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) administers a state program funded by CNCS. The WVDE Learn and Serve Program annually conducts a competitive review of applications for Learn and Serve subgrantee funding.