Beginning July 1, 2017, we will only approve SSL hours for the current school year (July 1 to June 30) A good tip is to log your SSL hours monthly!
Before beginning an independent SSL project - stop by and talk to your school counselor to be sure it is eligible for SSL hours. You can check out the MD non-profit database: http://sos.maryland.gov/Charity/Pages/SearchCharity.aspx
Also, visit the United Way Get Connected at http://unitedway4us.galaxydigital.com for more volunteer ideas.
Maryland Public Schools engage their students in service learning experiences to help students become active participants in making a difference in their community on a local and global level.
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 the real world; they then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning.Annually, approximately 55,00 students graduate from Maryland public schools, and each graduation class represents approximately 4 million hours of service that have been provided to the community to address needs such as hunger, homelessness, environmental issues, and discrimination. These experiences allow students to have a “hands-on”approach to apply core curricular goals into real community issues.