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Contact the SLM Office
Jasmine A. Coleman
Manager of Service Learning and Mentorships
 
2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD
Phone: 410.222.5391
 
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Service Spotlight! Call for Mentors! Service Spotlight!

Aged 15+ Volunteers Needed! : Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk

 

We Want You! Call for Adult and HS Volunteers: AACPS Senior-Senior Corps!

Save the Bay Day 2017!

Sat, April 22, 9am-12pm

The Social Services Board for Anne Arundel County is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, April 29th, at Quiet Waters Park to benefit AADSS's Harmony House, one of our underfunded programs that assists in the reunification of parents and children that have been separated.  

The event is a 5K run/walk so there are several volunteer needs!

Click here for more information about Volunteering!

Click here to visit the Event Website!

Do you know any Senior Citizens who would enjoy working to support young children in a school setting? If so, AACPS would love for them to join in the all new Senior-Senior Corps!  The initiative promises to pair Senior Citizens -- and senior students -- with young learners to help support literacy and structured play in Kindergaten to second grade.  Click here to learn how to get involved! 

Volunteers are needed for various tasks to beautify and clean up the park, such as planting flowers, raking leaves, mulching, sprucing up the playground, painting, weeding, and more.  This project requires over 200 volunteers so bring your family, friends and groups. Volunteers will get a t-shirt compliments of Comcast and Comcast Cares Day, who sponsors the project with The Volunteer Center. Also, snacks and water are provided while working and all are invited to stay for pizza lunch. Questions? Contact Bill Crabbs at 410-222-4015 or bill@aacvc.org
 
 

About SLM in AACPS

The "SL" in SLM 

Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning. Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to real world issues; they then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning.

While the majority of students in AACPS earn their required Service Learning hours, our county does not believe in bare minimums!  We therefore challenge all students to engage in what we call "Service Beyond Limits" -- a gamified initiative that allows students to earn more hours (and other awards and incentives) by engaging in more service projects beyond those conducted in classes. Click HERE to learn more and get in the game! 

The "M" in SLM

Mentorships in AACPS are initiatives (programs, clubs, small groupings, or pairings) that provide students with the opportunity to be positively influenced by adult or peer mentors in order to support their growth and development. These mentorships can have an academic, extra-curricular, cultural, or special interest focus  -- or a combination of any of these, as the aim of SLM is not only to support academic success, but also to help develop extraordinary citizens. Click HERE to learn more about our Mentorship programs! 




The SLM Mission

Service Learning and Mentorship programs in Anne Arundel County Public Schools are cohesive, collaborative initiatives aimed to support  student college, career, and civic readiness by: 

  • exposing students to diverse cultural and scholarly experiences.
  • prioritizing student voice, choice, and ownership within service experiences.
  • fostering social entrepreneurship and empowering students to be changemakers through service to the global community. 
  • facilitating a district-wide culture of service that emphasizes global citizenship and community development. 
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Service Quote of the Month

Service-learning is a particularly fertile way of involving young people in community service because it ties helping others to what they are learning in the classroom. In the process, it provides a compelling answer to the perennial question: ‘Why do I need to learn this stuff?’” 

-General Colin Powell​

 

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