SWOS requires all students to earn ½ a credit of service learning in order to graduate. Beyond this requirement, service learning is another core aspect of our educational programming. Many of our academic classes incorporate service learning in the curriculum. Additionally, SWOS has established an after-school program called Generation Impact that fosters leadership skills, teaches students about the non-profit sector, and allows students to become philanthropists through community service projects and grant-making.
This program has received several awards for their work in the community. This program and other service learning efforts through the school could be enhanced and expanded with the cooperation of other community agencies. For example, SWOS students could serve on non-profit boards, provide mentor services to younger students, and participate in more community services projects if there were more awareness of our programs among members and agencies in the community.