“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. And we have a choice: What sort of difference do we want to make?”
- Jane Goodall
Our Service-Learning Vision
As reflected in our program vision and mission, the Academy aims to go beyond learning about global issues in order to make progress on them. With this in mind, we use an integrated approach to service-learning and social action that pushes students to take their learning and seek out ways to make in impact in their communities. For example through their enrollment in the AIS AP Environmental Science course, students will complete 16 hours of service-learning tied to addressing issues of environmental protection and climate change by working in our school-based garden projects.
The ideal AIS student is someone who is motivated by curiosity to explore the world around them, and who wants to take the skills that they learn in the classroom out into the real world where they can make a difference."
Service Learning Resources
Service Learning Opportunities
See below for Service Learning Opportunities
What is "globally-minded" service?
Many are familiar with the adage "Think Globally. Act Locally." and this certainly encompasses much of what we mean by "globally-minded" service-learning. Students do not have to participate in service-learning in an international setting in order to meet their requirements of AIS, though they certainly could. In general, our hope is that students identify meaningful ways to engage in service that addresses a global issue or need -- this could include such diverse issues as migrant/refugee issues, global climate change, global health and poverty. Additionally, AIS service hours must still follow the general CHCCS guidelines which can be found here.