The CommunityService Learning Project was launched at Crescenta Valley High School over a decade ago. This project grew from the idea that education involves not only academic learning but also the development of conscience, social responsibility, a sense of community, and compassion. At the heart of this program is the belief young people are resources who can make a positive difference in the world. We believe each student has a unique gift and special talent to offer to our community and one of our most important goals is to prepare students for the responsibilities of community leadership.
The educational benefits of volunteering include:
Developing personal and social responsibility
Promoting respect and understanding of the people and cultures in our community
Exploring career opportunities
Developing character and skills for successful citizenship
The program involves two parts:
First, each student takes the Social Science class "Contemporary World Affairs" during their freshman year. As the students learn about current events, they will learn to relate what they are learning to our community and world. As part of the curriculum, students will be encouraged to volunteer for 10 hours of community service. Once they have completed their service, they will be given a community service certificate.
The second part of the program is the Falcon 100 Hour Community Service Medallion. Students who complete over a 100 hours of volunteer service during their high school career will receive a Community Service Medallion.
Mrs. Roxanne Gay in the Library manages the program and keeps track of each student's community service hours. Please submit Form C (record of hours) to Mrs. Gay. Forms are also available in the Counseling Office.