ERIC Number: ED473771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Students in Service to America. A Guidebook for Engaging America's Students in a Lifelong Habit of Service.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Points of Light Foundation, Washington, DC.; Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.
For young people, service to others can develop important habits and skills that help them become an asset to their neighborhoods. This guide was created to help adults teachers, parents, after-school providers, and members of community-based organizations to find and create opportunities for young people to answer President George W. Bush's call for all U.S. people to dedicate at least two years of their lives in service to their communities, their country, or the world. The guide contains nine sections: (1) "Letter from the President of the United States of America"; (2) "Letter from Supporting Organizations"; (3) "Table of Contents"; (4) "Introduction"; (5) "Fostering a Culture of Service, Citizenship, and Responsibility" (President's Call to Service; USA Initiative; Examples of Student Projects Already Part of the USA Initiative); (6) "Bringing Service to the Classroom" (Developing Habits of Service; Hallmarks of Effective Service Programs; Ten Steps for Bringing Service to Your Classrooms); (7) "About Service-Learning" (What Is Service-Learning?; Benefits of Student Service and Service-Learning; Examples of Service-Learning in Action); (8) "Tools and Resources" (In Schools; Outside the Classroom; Recognition Programs); and (9) "Conclusion." (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, School Role, Service Learning, Student Participation, Student Projects, Student Volunteers, Volunteers
USA Freedom Corps, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500. Tel: 877-USA-CORPS (Toll Free); e-mail: info@USAFreedomCorps.gov. For full text: http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Points of Light Foundation, Washington, DC.; Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.