“We have learned how to really support each other both inside and outside of the classroom.  Throughout the project planning process, we have learned to trust each other and delegate when needed.”

Pioneer High School’s SIA team is part of a service-learning class. While the team only consists of 14 highly students, they have been able to engage 1,200 youth (about 75% of the student body) in 11,750 hours of service through 21 direct and indirect service projects this year. Of their may projects, the SIA team’s four E-Waste drives resulted in 2,000 pounds of recycled materials. The SIA team also helped over 100 students donate blood, assisted three teachers in service-learning in their classrooms, and collected over $2,300 through Pennies for Patients. To build volunteer capacity, the team also created the Community Service Inquiry program, where fellow students can apply to create their own service project. Those students are then paired up with an SIA member who supports/mentors them throughout the project.