At Northview we focus on the development of the whole person, striving to give students opportunities to consider the point of view of another. Through community and service students can have experiences that help to develop their awareness of, and sensitivity to, the lives of others beyond their immediate circle. In supporting a holistic learning environment, Northview encourages students to immerse themselves in their communities and experience the links between school, home, and community, and the power of the role each individual can play.
Community and Service is intended to support students in developing:
Community and Service Requirements
Students are encouraged to give more than the minimum and to document those hours as well.
Students will compile their hours on a Community and Service Log that can be downloaded from our website. The logs should be submitted to their Community and Service Advisor within the quarter that they occur for the student to receive credit.
We ask that students take the time to provide a thoughtful and thorough reflection of their service and the impact it had on their lives and the lives of others.
If you are using summer hours, you must write a Community and Service Reflection for each one of these experiences and submit it to your Community and Service Advisor by the first turn in date
Please listen to announcements for due dates for hours.
The following chart should help you with time management. Plan ahead – you can always turn your hours in early.
What is considered service?
The word “Service” suggests an action resulting in a benefit. When considering which activities to pursue, think about whether someone will be benefitting from your assistance, what kind of interaction will occur, and how that will build or support a community. Finally, consider whether you will have an increased understanding or insight as a result of your service.
Examples of service include:
Tutoring as a community center or another setting,
Working at a soup kitchen or food closet,
Participating in a service activity with Scouts,
Assisting the elderly (outside of your family),
Working on a project for a developing nation such as Samaritan’s Feet, Samaritans’ Purse, etc., or
Participating in a charity fund raiser like the Crop Walk.
For more ideas check with you place of worship, community organizations, social clubs, and out website.
What is not considered service?
Any activity which involves assisting a member of you family.
An activity that you would normally participate in anyway such as a choral concert dance performance, or competition.
Any activity where you are financially rewarded.
Any repetitive, solo activity such s stuffing envelopes or shelving books where there is no interaction with others.
The same activity for all your required hours