Service learning at Beacon Academy offers students a personalized approach to making a difference in the larger community, and as a school focuses on a few non-profit partners each year that Beacon students and faculty will support on a regular basis to develop relationships and participate in consistent and meaningful service. This year’s partners are Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association (ESCCA), Family Focus, and Connections for the Homeless/Hilda’s Place.
Beacon’s annual Service Learning Fair takes place each fall and introduces students to many of our 30+ non-profit partners. Following the fair, students are invited to meet with our Director of Experiential Learning to establish a personalized plan considering student availability, transportation, interests, and previous service experience.
Additionally, students will be informed about both school-wide project based opportunities to serve such as the Empty Bowl Project, food or book drives, or community clean-ups and various opportunities that arise in the greater community. Many of these opportunities are planned and led by Beacon’s Interact and SERVE Club, which focuses on leadership through community service.
Reflection on service is encouraged. Students who choose to document their service learning experiences using reflection forms can compile them in their personal service learning e-folder and will establish a comprehensive portfolio.
SOME OF OUR PARTNERS
|Expanding Lives||Art Encounter||
Citizens for a Greener Evanston (CGE)
|Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse||Y.O.U.||
Evanston School Children's Clothing Association (ESCCA)
|Evanston Animal Shelter||Syrian Community Network||Open Studio Project|
|Connections for the Homeless/Hilda's Place||Connections for the Homeless Junior Board||
Bernie's Book Bank
|Park School||Family Focus||Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University|
|Evanston Chamber of Commerce||A Just Harvest||The Merion|
|Evanston Public Library||Comer Children's Hospital at University of Chicago||Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos|
|National Runaway Safeline||NorthShore Evanston Hospital||Learning Bridge Early Education Center|
|YEA Festival||Madonna Mission||Infant Welfare Society of Evanston|
|YMCA - after school tutoring program|
Please contact Jori Witt, Service Learning Coordinator, for more information.