TAKE ACTION - Common Cents Curriculum
Neighborhood Service is a powerful way for students on the roundtable to deepen their community impact, their learning, and involve other students. Projects can be funded by the the roundtable budget or coupled with an existing grant – at no extra cost.
For the Colorado Penny Harvest Curriculum, adapted by teachers and coaches participating in the program, contact Kelly Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know Your Issue: Connecting the Learning to the Service
Into Action: Planning and Performing Deeds
Once students have learned about the issue(s) they want to address, matched their assets to community needs, they are ready to make a plan, and to put their plan into action! Creating an Action Plan helps students to state their goal for service, utilize resources available to them, and learn project planning skills.
Finishing Strong: Celebrating the Success, Reflecting on the Experience
Celebrating, reflecting and evaluating helps students process what they’ve accomplished and reinforces their learning. There are many opportunities to reflect on the yearlong Penny Harvest, but you might consider smaller celebrations to mark the completion of a service project.