Teaching the “Critical Skills” is difficult in a high school setting when the focus is on achieving high standardized test scores.
An interesting project was completed by a team of high school students in Wheaton, IL back in 1993. This project was a “Field Study” that enabled the student team to establish a community service internship program for two high schools in the community. The program they created was called “Community Service 2000” (or CS2000 for short).
You can check this out at a new combination website/blog that is currently being set up. The site is called “High School Service Learning.”
Take a look – it’s a “work in progress” but will be completed soon.
YOUR community can do this at a very low cost – and your students will benefit from the effort.