Community service gives students an opportunity
to build meaningful relationships, introduces students to positive
role models, builds competency, teaches responsibility and empathy, reduces
further discipline infractions, improves school attendance and interrupts
the spiral toward alienation and dropout.
But it’s not only the students who benefit from
these programs! Schools benefit from improved community relations
through their community service partnerships. Teachers and principals
are pleased with the positive behavior changes with participating
Using our Online
Learning link, you can access an interactive online version
of Community Service as an Alternative to Suspension: A Practical
Program Toolkit. The Toolkit will walk you through the basics
and give you an overview of how you can implement an effective
community service program as an alternative to suspension in your
school. You may also download the entire guide using our Toolkit link.
In addition to a detailed guidebook, the Toolkit link
also contains helpful sample forms, which you can personalize for
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