The Robert F. Kennedy Community High School Community Service graduation requirement supports the belief that students benefit from the opportunity to make meaningful connections and enrich the lives of others by performing service for their community without receiving any external reward or financial benefit.
This requirement is intended to assist students in becoming educated citizens within a safe and successful community and involves students working on a voluntary basis in non-profit agencies, the public sector or educational institutions. Please see Mrs. Lang in Room 218 for a list of approved sites. Any volunteer site must be approved PRIOR TO THE START of volunteering. All students are required to complete 50 hours of community service in order to graduate.
Dear Freshmen and Parents,
As you are aware, every student who attends Robert F. Kennedy Community High School is required to complete community service hours in order to graduate. We believe, and research confirms, that students who volunteer have high levels of self-esteem and academic success. And we’re proud that our students are able to contribute to our community in meaningful ways.
We do understand, however, that the transition from middle school to high school is not easy. That is why ninth grade students may not perform community service until the summer of their freshman year--July 2018 for incoming freshmen. Any service performed during the academic year will not be counted towards the 50 hour requirement, with very few exceptions.
During the school year, there will be several school-wide community service events such as charity walks, food drives and park clean-ups. Ninth graders may choose to participate in any or all of these events, and these hours will count toward the 50 hour requirement.
More information regarding community service will be provided in September of the sophomore year. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lang, Community Service Co-coordinator, in room 218. Parents may email questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great year!