About the Silver Cord Program

The Silver Cord program is a distinguished award available to high school students with the purpose of recognizing their out of school volunteer efforts.

Program participation is voluntary for all Independence High School students. Students who complete the required number of volunteer service hours will be recognized at their graduation by wearing a silver cord with their cap and gown and with special mention in the Commencement program.

All students must have completed the required number of approved and documented volunteer service hours by May 1 of their senior year.

Silver Cord Mission

Our mission is to involve students as effective communicators, responsible citizens, and skilled problem solvers in a valued partnership with a successful, growing community.

Goals of Service Learning