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Community Service and Work Experience

Social Justice Leaders are not only leaders of themselves within their own classes, but also push themselves to practice leadership skills in work and community service settings.
We encourage HSC Students to choose extra-curricular activities and experiences that drive their passion for social change and to make a commitment to that area of interest. 
(Colleges want to see a long term commitment to extracurricular experiences)
For example, if you love animals, volunteer at the animal shelter on Saturdays for a few years and take the interest a step further by organizing a fundraiser to help buy pet food for the animals.
So explore your interests, discover your passion, and take action by committing to something! 
 
Please stop by the office and speak with Dianna or Jess to talk about your options. 
Community Service
This is a non-paying job performed for the benefit of the community or its institutions. For a list of Year-Round service opportunities in New Haven click here
To log your Community Service hours for New Haven Promise go to Servo.City
 
Work Experience
Many students work for many different reasons.  Whatever the reason, be aware that you're building work and career skills in real-time. Take note of your tasks and pay attention to the skills you are asked to perform while at work. 
Document your experiences- One aspect of crafting your high school experience is documenting what you're doing! The forms are below, as well as a link to the website you'll need to track your New Haven Promise volunteer hours (40 total). Check out the form description below to find the one right for you!
  • School-Based Services are any experiences that are directly connected to HSC, including helping with SLC's, organizing a dance or an event at the school.
  • Community-Based Services are those experiences you have that aren't directly tied to HSC, including Youth Court, Big Brother Big Sister, and tutoring at a K-8 school.