HGRESA strives to promote Service Learning as an effective research-based strategy. For approximately 15 years, HGRESA received a Service Learning Grant to promote Service Learning in the area. Even though the grant is no longer available, many teachers are continuing to implement and/or use the service learning strategy.
Each year, we recognize SENIORS in the Heart of Georgia RESA area who meet the requirements of completing 50+ hours of documented service learning activities (not just community service). Seniors are recognized at our Spring Awards Event for earning and documenting required number of hours. This information should be sent to email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 3, 2020.
We host a Spring training session in conjunction with the HGRESA Academic Banquet. This event is called the HGRESA Service Learning/Academic Awards Collaborative Event. In 2017, approximately 1000 parents, leaders, teachers, and students attended the event and received the training. Our goal is to continuously expand the service learning goal throughout our 10 school districts. Please encourage service learning initiatives in your schools. This is a dropout prevention strategy!