Service Learning & Community Service
Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. The students in Mr. Comerford’s Service-Learning Program develop leadership skills while helping their community.
Some past and current projects that our students are involved in:
- Refurbishing and maintaining the exterior of the Dr. Still House, a historic site in Medford.
- Assisting in the setup of a golf tournament that raises money for the Ronald McDonald house.
- Visiting and entertaining hospice patients.
- Making crafts for sick and elderly patients in nursing homes.
- Maintaining the Serenity Garden at Sequoia.
- Setting up at a non-profit thrift store.
- Helping at an HIV awareness center.
- Setting up and hosting the Sequoia BBQ for children with multiple disabilities.
- Cleaning cages and caring for animals at shelters.
While engaged in these projects our students take on new challenges and develop new skills while learning about themselves and the importance of helping others.