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"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."                        
Theodore Roosevelt

Mission: Service-Learning will strengthen classroom instruction for all students to improve their overall academic success and will fulfill real needs in Hillsborough County. Through their participation in curriculum-driven projects, students will be exposed to new concepts in learning and will develop a stronger sense of social responsibility and civic awareness.

Goal: Service-Learning as an educational strategy will enhance social and academic learning while developing character and citizenship skills.

FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZED IN EDUTOPIA MAGAZINE. For more information click on the Good News Link

Visit the site often to get the latest updates!

Twin Lakes Elementary  School attends Florida Learn and Serve Conference, April , 2011 in Tallahassee

Are your students engaged in a service project at your school?  If so, submit your project name with a description of the project and photos (if available)  for inclusion on the web site!

Contact Information
Mark Ackett, District Service-Learning Coordinator
(813) 273-7234
Service-Learning Support Staff
(813) 273-7345
Community Service for Bright Futures
For more information or guidelines, click on the link for Community Service or call the student's High School guidance counselor
Community Service
Good News
Freedom High School "I Feel the Need to Read" and "April Pools" projects featured in Edutopia magazine
Cafe Freedom
Featured projects
Freedom High School's Blake O'Conner named to Parade Magazine's All American High School Service Team
Click the link to view article and read about Blake's "I feel the need to read" project
Featured Project
Want to track hours or find a project?
Click on the link for an all-in-one tool to find places to do community service, track your service hours, create a community service resume.....IT'S FREE!
Grant Opportunities
State Farm Youth Advisory Board will be awarding grants in the amounts of $25,000 to $100,000. Applications will be available February1
Click on the link to learn more and access the application
Topics include driver's safety
State Farm YAB grant
New Service-Learning Elective courses
4 semester courses have been approved by DOE for implementation at middle and high school
More information available on Florida Learn and Serve website
FL Learn and Serve
Last Modified: Apr 11, 2012
District Service-Learning Coordinator (813) 273-7234 ________________________________ Service-Learning Support Staff (813) 273-7345