Service Learning

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We have a service learning curriculum because it's important to teach our kids that they are responsible for their community and we want them to be engaged, active participants in the world around them.

– Jini Loos, Director of Service Learning

What is Service Learning?

Service Learning is a method of teaching and learning that connects classroom lessons with meaningful service to the community.

The community service program at The Haverford School is designed to put into action our belief that, through service to others, we can know ourselves better and make a difference in the world. We offer an extensive co-curricular volunteer program, where students have opportunities to use their talents and interests in offering valuable service to others. Volunteering in a community service project offers both students and faculty the opportunity to become involved in the surrounding community and to make an impact on the lives of those in need.

As a volunteer, a student stretches the boundaries of his education and, in the process, discovers more about the community, society, and the environment in which he lives. As an outcome of this volunteer effort, we often see the emergence of student leaders, thus offering our boys the opportunity to hone their leadership abilities.

Contact

Jini Loos
Director of Service Learning
610-642-4583, x1399
jloos@haverford.org

Events

Sat Oct 25

Cynwyd Heritage Trails Work Day

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun Oct 26

Peanut Butter & Jelly Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wed Oct 29

Reading with Lower School Students

Location: Lower School Library
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Sat Nov 01

St. James School

Sun Nov 02

Peanut Butter & Jelly Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wed Nov 05

Reading with Lower School Students

Location: Lower School Library
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Fri Nov 07

Tutoring with Project HOME

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wed Nov 12

Reading with Lower School Students

Location: Lower School Library
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Fri Nov 14

Tutoring with Project HOME

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sat Nov 15

Cynwyd Heritage Trails Work Day

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Did you know?

Doing service can help you:
  • make a positive contribution to your community
  • develop motivation, responsibility, and problem solving skills
  • experience positive relationships with peers and community members
  • replace stereotypes with respect for others
  • be exposed to career options
  • improve your sense of self
  • be better prepared for college and the workplace