Project: Community Service Proposal - 60 points

We are going to take a meaningful look at the Community Service Requirements that are in place for graduation from FTHS and explore possibilities for individual service.

Part 1:
Points: 5+1+17

Community Service Articles

Select and read one of the four articles on Community Service organizations.

Complete the "Reflections Questions" hand-out.

Discuss responses in small groups - add content to your paper as great ideas are shared by others.

Prepare questions 1 and 5 for class sharing - assign a speaker for each question.

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Part 2:
Points: 24

Community Service Organization Research

After the PowerPoint presentation on Community Service, review the Currently Approved Service Organizations List which is available online at the Foothill website - click the Community Service button - look at Media Center site menu on left hand side - first link says "Community Service Information".

Choose 4 organizations on the approved list to research for your proposal. Number four may be an organization that is not on the list and for which you may want to write a proposal for approval.

Complete your "Community Service Research Notes" form.

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Part 3:
Points: 36

Community Service Newsletter

Every student will develop a written Community Service Proposal using the information gathered from the presentation and part 2. Your paper should be 6 paragraphs in length as described below. Please be sure to re-read and revise your work before printing it on the due date. Use complete sentences, proper grammar and punctuation and complete/logical organization of your thoughts.

  • Article 1 - Introduction to the concept of community service (requirements, recognition, rewards - intrinsic and extrinsic, relevance) using information gleaned from the instructor's presentation.
  • Articles 2-5 - Summary of information for each of the 4 organizations you researched using ALL of the information collected in your "Community Service Research Notes" form.
    • Put the information into paragraph form in a logical order (organization name and founding data, their purpose/goals, the reasons you are interested)
    • all pertinent contact information in bullets for WIKI
  • Article 6 - Closing in which you share your "proposed" timeline for completing your community service requirements for graduation.
    • Your "timeline" should be VERY DETAILED AND SPECIFIC by grade level (e.g., In grade 9, I plan to do service for XXX Organization. I would like to complete a total of at least 20 hours by working 2 hours each Saturday for 10 weeks in the spring.)
    • Include some thoughts/reflections on why community service may serve an important role in your development into adulthood and how you feel the experience may enrich your life experience(s).

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Newsletter Formatting

Formatting Steps for Final Draft:

~Line spacing: SINGLE, 0pt before, 0pt after

~1-inch margins (adjust down if you need more space)

~Create two columns - Do NOT select text, click at start

~Page border - Use OPTIONS to set from "Edge of Text"

~Title fonts - style/size/color

~Paragraph fonts - style/size - MUST BE EASY TO READ

~One graphic per article - use text-wrapping

~Create a masthead using WordArt - text-wrap, stretch across top

~Create a byline below masthead, name and period #

~Balance your newsletter - get rid of white space at end