Instilling the importance of public service and social responsibility to CYSP scholars is an essential role of the program. To introduce the importance of helping their community 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 may include the following:
- Community Service
- Peer Tutoring
Community Service / Peer Tutoring
Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large.Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide service to those who need it most.
Volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge. While performing community service, children have the opportunity to see first-hand just how much their work can have an impact on the community.
Peer tutoring refers to an instructional method that uses pairings that students serving as academic tutors and mentees. Peer tutoring, improves self-confidence, self-esteem, as they become more successful students.
Community service hours can be earned at school or an outside organization.
This category is mandatory for all students. The point value allocated to this category are 8 points. The maximum Community Service/Peer tutoring entries allowed for each student are up to 30 times throughout the school year. Each session must be 40 minutes to an hour in length.
- 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)
- Tutor students in younger grades or peers at the teacher’s discretion.
The entry to Log:
Scholars enter their community service and peer tutoring information in their Concept SIS student account under CYSP tab as “Community Service/Peer Tutoring”.