Spotlight on Service Learning
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service not only is a reminder of a great leader, but also calls for all Americans to engage in community service. This month, World Wise Schools highlights service learning with lesson plans and stories.
Plan a Service-Learning ProjectWorld Wise Schools has updated and streamlined its service-learning module. Get advice from the Peace Corps and Peace Corps Volunteers on how to devise and execute a successful service-learning project.
Stories About Peace Corps ServicePeace Corps Volunteers around the world reflect on service in these letters to U.S. students:
- "Lessons From My Dad": Mike Roman talks about how he discovered service and the Peace Corps.
- "Little Gestures Make a Difference": Amy Maraney reflects on how her service projects have evolved since she was 12 years old.
- "Seeing Through Others’ Eyes": Beverly Heckel finds the roots of her desire to serve.
- "If I Don’t Do It, Who Will?": Christian Deitch discovers what inspired him to join the Peace Corps.
- "The Third Question": Nina Porzucki struggles to explain to Romanians why she chose to come to their country.
- "A Life of Sacrifice and Hardship?": Is Peace Corps service really that rough, muses Robin Solomon about her two years in Kazakhstan.
- "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle": Nina Porzucki rallies her Romanian students to a green endeavor.
- "What I Learned Serving": Emily Pearson looks back on a high school service project.