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Valley Christian Schools

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Service Learning Project

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    Freshman Project

    10 Hours: Local Church

    Every member of the freshman class is required to complete 10 hours of service during their 9th grade year. Ideally these hours should be completed within a local church ministry, but we allow students to serve with other agencies if their church does not offer service opportunities.

    Deadline: June 1, 9th Grade Year

    Soph/Junior Project

    40 Hours in the Community

    What: Every student will complete a 40 hour service project sometime during their sophomore / junior years.

    When: Students may complete these 40 hours anytime between June of their Freshman year and May of their Junior year. What we want is for each student to find an area of service that connects with their interests and gifts.

    Where: A student may serve with any organization whose purpose is to bring help and health to an area of God’s creation. Students are free to work with a local church as long as the project extends out to the greater community.

    Examples: Homeless Shelters, Retirement Homes, Environmental Agencies, Developmentally Disabled, Coaching Youth Sports, Affordable Housing, Tutoring, Health Care, Literacy Programs, Community Arts Programs, Guide Dog Training, Animal Shelters, City Parks, Local Government, Museums, Zoos, Voter Registration, Aquariums, National Parks and Mission Trips.

    Deadline: June 1, 11th Grade Year

    Senior Project

    10 Hours: See Agency List

    Each member of the senior class will complete 10 hours of community service. They may begin the service once they have completed their 40 hours Soph/Junior Proejct. Seniors must complete their 10 Hours prior to the Senior Trip and Ditch Day in order to participate in those activities.

    Deadline: The Third Friday in May

    Getting Started:

    Step One: Print or download a Timesheet also located above and have an agency representative sign off the hours as they are served.

    Step Two: When you have completed your service project, drop off the signed timesheet at the service office.

    Final Step: Email a paragraph describing your project and one interesting story about your time of service to Mr. Westrup. Include a photo if you have one.

    Some Of Our Favorite Agencies:

    Affordable Treasures 562.866.0060
    ARC 562.803.4606
    Artesia Christian Home 562.865.5218
    Bell Shelter 323.263.1206
    Bellflower Volunteer Center 562.925.9003
    Bolsa Chica Wetlands 714.846.1114
    Bethany Christian Services 888.983.0500
    Bethany Church (tutoring) 562.866.1812
    Grace Children's Home [palaus@juno.com]
    Emmanuel Reformed Church 562.531.6820
    Habitat For Humanity 562.427.4463 Ex.214
    Kingdom Causes-Bellflower 562.804.180
    LA Mission 213.629.1227
    Long Beach Animal Control 562.570.7387
    Long Beach Campfire 562.421-2725
    Long Beach Food Bank 562.435.5377
    Long Beach Memorial Hospital 562.933.2000
    Long Beach Rescue Mission 562.591.1292
    Little House– Bellflower 562.927.2777
    New Life Beginnings 562.590.1538
    Orange County Food Bank 714.897.6670
    Precious Lambs Preschool [preciouslamb4@aol.com]
    Precious Life Shelter 562.430.7309
    Ride Your Horse 714.292.3563
    S.A.Y. YES Clubs 323.568.1811
    The Dream Center 213.273.7050
    Union Rescue Mission 213.327.6300
    Woodruff Convalescent Center 562.925.8457

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