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Service Learning

In 2005-2006, a group of students were interested in expanding service-related events on campus but struggled to find the time to meet and plan during school and most were heavily involved in various after-school activities. Thus began Service Learning Leadership. 

The class is designed to engage students in leadership roles by having them participate in the planning, running, and evaluation of a variety of service events or service-related activities. Students learn various leadership skills, styles, and techniques along with successful motivational strategies. The major emphasis is on defining service learning, community mapping, and how to affect social change. All students will learn to establish goals, time management, budget management, and planning and operating school-wide events. 


SL Leadership 2005-2006


  • Coordinated with SJUSD to earn the CALSERVE Grant for $300,000

  • Attended and presented at the National Service-Learning Conference 9 times

  • Chosen as a State Service Learning Leadership School

  • Earned the CSBA Golden Bell Award for our Service program

  • Earned a $20,000 grant from State Farm for our Project Ignition work

  • Chosen as the Bay Area Regional Lead School for the Jefferson Awards and presented in Washington, D.C.

Project List:

 This list covers both present and past projects. Some projects are mandatory and repeated every year while others are based on student interest/development.


  • The Outreach Fair (Non-profit volunteer recruiting event)

  • Locks of Love 

  • Blood Drive (held twice a year)

  • Multiplying Good member through the Jefferson Awards

  • Presidential Service Awards

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • Website creation & maintenance

  • Social Media creation & maintenance

  • Martin Luther King Day of Service

  • Caesar Chavez Day of Service

  • Global Youth Service Day

  • Red Ribbon Week

  • 26 Random Acts of Kindness

  • The Hunger Project

  • Hoops for Hops


  • The Sophomore Project

  • Project Ignition

  • Share the Love

  • SL Fellows

  • World No Tobacco Day

  • Cancer Awareness

  • Youth ReAction Corp

  • Water for Life

  • Haiti Earthquake Relief

  • Earth Day

  • Diversity Week

  • Pennies for Patients

  • Mental Health Awareness Week

  • Anti Tobacco Poster Contest

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