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Lake County Service-Learning. YC Internal accounts & Community partners. Lake County Service-Learning Program Development. Community collaborations. HS. Train a cadre of students (youth councils) to: identify the needs of their community

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Lake County Service-Learning

YC Internal accounts &

Community partners

lake county service learning program development
Lake County Service-Learning Program Development




  • Train a cadre of students (youth councils) to:
    • identify the needs of their community
    • design service-learning projects to address these needs
    • recruit teachers from classes that coordinate with possible projects (offer mini-grants)
    • Working with community organizations and feeder schools, facilitate all aspects of all projects in that community








si components
SI Components
  • Cascade of Training:
    • District Training for 4 high school YC- SLHS
    • Each YC will train respective YC class (1 day)
    • Each YC will conduct SL workshops for classes outside of the YC that are participating in a project
  • Peer Mediation: By December all 6 Youth Councils will be trained
    • 9 workshops per school that includes history, philosophy, nature of conflict, causes, referral process, set up of mediation room, 6 step process, writing scenarios, forms, marketing, etc.)
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SI Components
  • District-wide evaluation based on 21st Century Skills:
    • About 70% of the service-learning in Lake County involves older students tutoring younger students.
    • The core curriculum used in Lake County for middle and high school Youth Council schools are the 21st Century skills (See 21st Century Skills table)
    • When comparing Pre & Post test results for 21st Century Skill competency, we found that the percentage of competency increased by an average of 30 points (if interested, a full report is available)
    • In general, 80 % of Youth Council members believed they were capable of performing each of the 21st Century skills at a good or excellent level
si components 06 07 project replication expansion
SI Components 06-07 Project Replication & Expansion
  • ERHS: Operation V-8; This Little Light of Mine;
  • SLHS: Challenge Day; Break Silence/Stop Violence
  • THS: CRIME; PACT; Multicultural Awareness;
  • UHS: After school Anti-bullying park; Sticks and Stones
  • All High School YC: Teacher mini-grants dealing with safety issues
  • All YC schools:
    • Continuation & expansion of Peer Mediation
    • Character Education Project

Estimated total = 31 Projects

service learning special initiatives character education project
Service-Learning Special Initiatives Character Education Project

Each of 6 Service-Learning Youth Council Schools will create high quality literacy products to be used as part of the Youth Council tutoring library. The following are learning objectives:

  • Increase reading, writing and communication skills
  • Develop character traits
  • Develop 21st Century Skills
academic integration collaborations roles
Academic Integration, Collaborations & Roles
  • 6 Elementary Feeder Schools- Recipient of service
  • 6 Service-Learning Youth Councils- Monthly elementary feeder school visits to teach character education activities. Facilitate all administrative aspects of project to learn 21st Century Skills and develop positive character traits
  • Intensive Reading or English : Write a storybook based on character. Increase reading, writing and communication skills
  • Art and/or Digital/Commercial Design: Illustrate the storybook. Increase communication and illustration skills
story book criteria

Story Book Criteria

Positive character trait demonstrated

Situations that deal with school or community safety, stranger danger, bullying, tolerance, violence prevention, senior safety; disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery or other type of homeland security/safety issue

lake county si project status

Lake County SI Project Status

Sept. 11: Site Coordinatorsplanned overall program timelines & budgets

Sept. 26-28: District Training- Team-building & SI Project Planning

Participation in district-wide character

education project

Replication & Expansion of 06-07 projects

Development of new projects via YC teacher


si project 4 high schools
SI Project-4 high schools

Oct. 11: SI Project teacher workshop

  • Site Coordinators
  • Intensive Reading teachers
  • Art teachers
  • Elementary Feeder school contact
oct 12 workshop objectives
Oct. 12 Workshop Objectives
  • Gain an operational knowledge of the service-learning teaching method
  • Gain an operational knowledge of the Lake County Service-Learning Youth Council responsibilities and how those responsibilities relate to your role as a service-learning teacher
  • Understand how to apply the service-learning stages to the Lake County Service-Learning Character Education project.
middle school status clermont middle school
Middle School Status:Clermont Middle School
  • Oct. 3rd: CMS presented a PP and skit on their projects including the SI project and distributed a survey to CRES teachers
    • Surveys are currently under review for project consideration & scheduling
middle schools oak park middle school
Middle SchoolsOak Park Middle School
  • YC class was scheduled 7th period which is after Leesburg Elementary School students are dismissed.
  • YC members are rotating 3 times: before, and after school on Wednesday and Fridays at their Extended Day Program as part of a Lake County Literacy grant involving an advanced reading project. Plans to start the character education project hopefully will begin by the end of October.
estimated participants hours
Estimated Participants/Hours
  • Servers = 876
    • 220 10 YC classes @ 70 hours each (15,400 hrs.)
    • 350 (4 classes of art @ 25 = 100); reading (6 classes of 25 = 150) 20 hrs. each = 7,000 hrs.
    • 306 (12 mini-grants @ 25 students each) 20 hrs. each =6120

Estimated service hours = 22,400 (does not count mini-grants hours)

  • Recipients = 4,470
    • 1400 P-K Elementary (25 to 30 % of teachers)
    • 1350 middle schools
    • 1550 high school
    • 170 other adults
upcoming events
Upcoming events:
  • Oct. 27th: Training of Trainers
  • Nov. 5th: Follow-up to CBK workshop for Executive Teacher Council
  • Nov. 8th: Executive YC
    • Project Portfolio updates based on grant requirements
    • Student director role updates based on grant requirements
    • Program process review using the character education project as sample
    • Mini-grant application requirement updates
      • Project outcomes
      • LASSIE Tracking tool
  • Nov. 12-14th: Florida SL Institute 3 day Youth Empowerment training
  • Dec. 4th: Site Coordinators Spring Program Planning
  • Dec. 7-9: Orange County High School High Tech Program Youth Empowerment Training (SLHS)