6th and 7th Grade Community Service
MYP Service as Action Grades 6 – 8
How do we live in relation to others?
How can I contribute to the community?
How can I help others?
Community and service starts in the classroom and extends beyond it, requiring students to take an active part in the communities in which they live.
Giving importance to the sense of community encourages responsible citizenship as it seeks to deepen the adolescent's knowledge and understanding of the world around them. The emphasis is on developing community awareness and concern, and the skills needed to make an effective contribution to society.
Students are encouraged to make connections between their intellectual and social growth, thereby refining their effective, creative and ethical as well as cognitive development. This is achieved through a process of discovery of self and community, and reflections inside as well as outside the classroom.
At Workman IB, we encourage our students to give back to the community. As an IB school, we embrace the mission statement of the IBO, which strives to develop “caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
Students, making a sacrifice of their own time, feel great about serving others. We encourage everyone to go beyond the minimum number of hours and give whenever they can.
We encourage each student to participate in community and service with a required number of service hours completed throughout the school year:
• Sixth graders should complete one hour of community and service each trimester (two hours of service for 2018-2019)
• Seventh graders should complete two hours of community and service each trimester (four hours of service for 2018-2019)
• Eighth graders should complete 15 hours of community and service with the emphasis on the 8th grade Community Project. (See Workman Community Project Website)