The School Board of Broward County, Florida has incorporated Service Learning and volunteer service into the high school graduation requirements. Any student who wishes to earn a standard diploma must meet the graduation requirement of forty (40) documented hours in the Student Volunteer Service Program.
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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 campuses.
Service Learning and Volunteer Service Program is divided into three tiers.
Tier I: Service Learning Hours required for graduation.
Tier II: Service hours required to meettheBright Futures Initial Eligibility Requirements.
Tier III: Volunteer Service Hours required earn a silver cord at graduation.
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