Service-learning Grants are available to Bethlehem Area School District teachers to implement high-quality service-learning projects. Service-learning is a teaching strategy that connects classroom curriculum with service projects that engage students socially, civically and academically. A high-quality service-learning experience combines meaningful service with in-depth learning. Service-learning begins with classroom content and moves into the community through the planning and implementation of a service-project.
2020-2021 Service Learning Grants Now Open!
Congratulations to the 2019/2020 Service-Learning Grant Recipients!
East Hills Middle School, Not so ugly ‘Ugly’ Quilt, Rosemarie A La Barre
Description: Students will design a quilt in their Family and Consumer Science class, to serve a struggling population. Students will then identify a cause within the community that can benefit from the donation of quilts they design and create in class.
East Hills Middle School, The Memory Project, Carla Majczan
Description: The Memory Project’s Global Art Exchange is our new program or younger participants. In this one to one exchange, American elementary and middle school students engage in positive citizen diplomacy by exchanging handmade, heartfelt artwork with kids from counties that are culturally very different from the USA. Currently, we are exchanging artwork with Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Syria.
Fountain Hill and Donegan Elementary SchoolsArt Studio Postcards, Rachel Lynn and Tiffany Anderson
Description: This project will create a sense of community and encouragement between the South Side elementary schools. Students will work individually following the ‘Teaching for Artistic Behavior” format to develop personal works of art and then share their process and thoughts with students of the neighboring elementary school through postcards.
East Hills Middle School, Read across America Day- Book Buddies, Colleen Richards
Description: This program will provide an opportunity outside of the classroom to help build confidence in reading aloud in another language. Funds will be used to develop a comprehensive world language library.
Freedom High School, ESOL Service Learning Projects, Erin Jordon
Description: Students will manage activities and develop activities for local senior citizens within the local community, with an emphasis on practicing the English language.
Liberty High School, LHS and Backpack Pals, Chad Radler
Description: The Backpack Pals program and the students from the Life Skills Support and STEPS classes at Liberty, will be partnering together for the 2019/2020 School year and beyond to continue to serve needy families within the BASD.
Lincoln Elementary School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Traci Millheim
Description: We are planning a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service-learning in January 2020. The day will be divided into several components: Educational readings, a theater troupe presentation on civil rights and social justice, and various service projects.