Service Hour Guidelines
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and other intervening factors, Broward County Public Schools has waived the 40 Service-Learning hours required for high school graduation for the 2020/2021 school year. It is important to note that this waiver is only for the minimum basic graduation requirement, the waiver does not affect service-learning hour requirements for silver cords, Bright Future Scholarships, Cambridge diplomas and other distinctions and scholarships. Additional information can be obtained from your school BRACE advisor as well as the Florida Department of Education website at www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org and clicking on the link for Bright Futures.
The purpose of the Service Learning Graduation Requirement and the Student Volunteer Service Program is to acquaint high school students with the need to become participating agents of change by providing service to both their school and community.
Service Learning is defined as
An educational method by which participants learn and develop through active participation in service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community. Service learning is coordinated with a school or community service program and with the community. It is integrated into and influences the lifelong learning of a participant and includes structured time for the participants to reflect on the service experience.
Service learning teaches the skills of civil participation and develops an ethic of service and civic responsibility. Students can provide service in the community on a voluntary basis to public, nonprofit agencies, civic, charitable and governmental organizations and school campus.
Student Volunteer Information
1. Complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service in order to meet graduation requirements.
2. Complete + e-mail the STUDENT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AND APPROVAL FORM to Ms. Lee @ firstname.lastname@example.org for approval before starting. Confirmation will be sent to you via email.
3. Complete the VOLUNTEER HOUR LOG SHEET (Blue/Black Ink or Typed)
4. Complete hours at any Non-Profit Organization. View the VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES DOCUMENT to find a place to serve!
All forms may also be found in the cafeteria near the Hallandale Activity Directory Wall.