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Students and Teachers Looking for Service-Learning Opportunities

Posted on: October 15, 2014
Matthew Ministries volunteers

This school year, a group of 18 Milford High School teachers will be using service-learning as an instructional strategy in their classrooms. Over the summer, they attended a full day of training by the Mayerson Foundation, which introduced the concept of service-learning and how to use it in their classrooms and clubs.


"Service Learning has been going really well this school year," said Andrea Carrier, MHS social studies teacher. "Students are starting to discover passion and excitement about people around the world. By taking their learning to this level, the class is slowly demonstrating how to be an interactive and involved citizen within the community."

As part of their efforts with the service-learning initiative, Milford students created a survey to share with the community. The survey is intended to gather responses regarding areas of concern that MHS students could help address. The information shared by community members via this survey can then be disseminated to teachers to see how their curriculum or extra-curricular club can help to fill this need, or further investigate existing resources. Special thanks to Milford senior and Key Club President, Morgan Barter, who created the online survey.

Click here for the Service Learning Survey.

If you have any questions about Milford's Service Learning program, contact Milford teacher, Janelle Schunk at schunk_j@milfordschools.org.