75 learners earned this badge
Service-learning is a proven civic education practice that extends learning into the community and builds a strong sense of agency among young people while building social, civic and academic skills. Students who have earned Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Social Science & Civic Engagement Service-Learning Badge have fulfilled the service-learning three stage criteria of Preparation, Action and Reflection. These students have engaged in a service project with certified CPS Service-Learning Community Partners that demonstrate the following components: Preparation - Students prepare for their service by learning about the issue, building their skills and knowledge, and developing an action plan for service. Action - Students engage in meaningful service by working on a project that will make a difference in their community. This includes indirect action, direction action, advocacy or action research. Reflection - Students analyze and make sense of their experience through discussion, journaling, and presentation opportunities. Students graduating from high school in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 who earn a Chicago Public Schools Service- Learning Badge will receive 15 hours of service-learning (equivalent to one service-learning project). Students graduating from high school in 2020 and beyond who earn a Chicago Public Schools Service-Learning Badge will receive credit for one service-learning project.