VOLUNTARY PUBLIC SERVICE
Instilling the importance of public service and social responsibility to CYSP scholars is an essential role of the program. To introduce the dedication of helping their community for others and themselves is a crucial part of the scholars’ early development. With awareness for public service and community work, our scholars will gradually learn the benefits of giving their time to create a better environment for everyone. The Voluntary Public Service areas include the following:
- Peer Tutoring
- Community Service
Scholars who peer-tutor should complete this task at school. CYSP advisers should help their scholars set up peer tutoring sessions with younger grades. Each session must be 45 minutes to an hour in length.
- Tutor students in younger grades or peers at the teacher’s discretion.
- Tutor peers in robotics, technology, P.E., or any other subjects offered at the school.
This requirement allows students to participate in activities that enable the student to “give back” to their community. All CYSP students should earn community service hours throughout the year. Community service hours can be earned at school or an outside organization.
- Volunteer at a church, community center, or youth organization (tutoring, or events and programs)
- Students can earn community service hours at school events
- Help in various community relief events, (e. g., volunteering at a nursing home, fundraising for a natural disaster, food bank activity, helping at a homeless shelter, clean-up activities)
- A CYSP whole group community service event is highly encouraged.