Foothills approaches Service Learning in a way that is specifically designed to meet curriculum goals and be an important part of classroom learning. Projects can last from one week to six weeks, depending on depth and breadth of goals. While the focus is for students to meet academic goals, there are other benefits of involvement in service learning:
● Personal development: Students have improved self-image, more confidence, and a sense of control over their learning.
● Social and interpersonal development: Students learn how to interact with a variety of different people and learn how to complete projects focused on "giving back."
● Values development: Students learn how to function as part of a group and they develop a sense of social responsibility – a core component of our school’s mission.
● Career Development: Students see a range of jobs available and gain skills and knowledge about the work world.