The Casady Service Learning Program aligns with the School mission to develop excellence, confidence, and integrity in students. Through Service Learning, it aims to empower Cyclones to realize their potential to make a difference in the community in mind, body, and spirit.
The Lower Division focuses on project-based Service Learning. Grade-level faculty teams develop student-confidence for initiatives such as the third grade, Fair Trade Chocolate Project. “By buying and selling Fair Trade Chocolate, students learn about social justice, non-profits, graphing, percentages, marketing, and collaboration. Students problem solve creatively and donate funding.” A Washington D.C NYLC Casady Showcase’14 Conference Participant
Service-learning actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities.
|Link to Curriculum|
Service-learning is intentionally used as an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and/or content standards.
Service-learning incorporates multiple challenging reflection activities that are ongoing and that prompt deep thinking and analysis about oneself and one’s relationship to society.
Service-learning promotes understanding of diversity and mutual respect among all participants.
Service-learning provides youth with a strong voice in planning, implementing, and evaluating service-learning experiences with guidance from adults.
Service-learning partnerships are collaborative, mutually beneficial, and address community needs.
Service-learning engages participants in an ongoing process to assess the quality of implementation and progress toward meeting specified goals, and uses results for improvement and sustainability.
|Duration and Intensity|
Service-learning has sufficient duration and intensity to address community needs and meet specified outcomes
Selected Servkce Stories
3rd Grade Team: Chocolate, Charities, Choice, and Charts. This project expands the students' awareness of social justice and environmental stewardship. It fits the needs of our community locally and globally by focusing on an array of basic human needs.https://skydrive.live.
The Teal Sisters Kickin' Cancer Project aims to raise $1,000 honoring a family member taken away by ovarian cancer and another currently fighting it.
The Teal Sisters provided coffee and donuts for parents on LD Parent Conference Day. The Teals Sisters received close to $200 in donations.
After a presentation to the UD YAC, the Cyclones service club, the Teal Sisters inspired Mrs. Carmen Clay, Director of Service Learning and freshman Kenzi H. to help their efforts.
The Teal Sisters are currently brainstorming how to connect their love for soccer with their fundraiser. Mrs. Clay contacted Energy FC OKC, 405-235-KICK(5425) regarding ideas to connect city soccer events to the girls' fundraiser. Kenzi and Mrs. Clay will contact Mr. Shelley to see if the Teal Sisters could sell chocolate and/or lemonade at upcoming home soccer games.
Other ideas underlined by the girls in their Team Hope proposal were: Using birthday parties to raise funds, have bake sales, have a bowling tournament, have a classroom project to collect funds from classmates, encourage their parents to have an office fundraiser, convinced Mrs. France and other administrator to have an out of uniform day for a donation and get an all school talent show with proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer Research.
Visit the girls website: tealsisters.simplesite.com where they are selling products they made for sale to reach their $1,000 goal.