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Service Learning

Potential Credit Earned: .5 credit per semester

Service Learning Credit can be awarded to students that complete 60 hours of unpaid approved volunteer experience within a semester.  Students need to submit the Student Volunteer Time Sheet and Work Ethics Evaluation Form completed by a supervisor from the approved volunteer company and/or organization. Hours will be verified before credit is awarded.  Students must be enrolled and in good standing in a CTE program at Future Forward the semester the Service Learning hours are completed and credit is awarded.  Students may earn a maximum of .5 Service Learning Credit per semester.  Students may not transcript more than 2.0 Service Learning credits total.

FutureForward Service Learning (Volunteer) Paperwork

Leadership Opportunities

YouthRoots is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to become leaders in philanthropy and community impact. Their programs, like YouthBoard and YouthCharge, engage high school students in hands-on experiences related to grantmaking and social issues. Participants learn valuable skills such as teamwork, public speaking, and critical thinking while making a positive difference in their communities. YouthRoots provides mentorship and support to guide students through the grant allocation process, ensuring their decisions have a meaningful impact. Ultimately, YouthRoots aims to inspire and equip young people to become lifelong advocates for social change and philanthropy. Learn about both programs below:

YouthBoard Program: The YouthBoard Program by YouthRoots engages high school students in a year-long leadership and philanthropy experience. Participants learn about grantmaking, develop leadership skills, and make a tangible impact by allocating funds to local nonprofits addressing community needs.

YouthCharge Program: The YouthCharge Program by YouthRoots is a youth-led initiative that empowers young people to address social issues through philanthropy. Participants learn about grantmaking, collaborate with peers, and allocate funds to nonprofit organizations making a difference in their communities.

  YouthBoard YouthCharge
Program Focus

Empowering high school to create positive community impact

Empowers youth to address social issues
Meeting Type Online or In-Person Online or In-Person
Level of Guidance Facilitator-guided with youth taking on leadership roles in decision-making processes Entirely youth-led with support as needed to help with mentorship and resources
How to Apply

YouthBoards typically open in the spring or early fall, and the program runs throughout the school year.