PPS Community Service Requirement

State Benchmark 6.2.7: Participate in a service-learning project, reflect upon experiences, and evaluate the value of the experience to the American ideal of participation.

In order to meet this state benchmark, our freshmen are required to complete 5 hours of community service each semester.

They may count 5 hours from summer for first semester only.  They may not volunteer for family (including extended family) or be paid for service.   This is includes fundraisers for sports teams/organizations in which they participate.  Some qualifying examples are performing work for neighbors, religious organizations, outside agencies and organizations, etc.

Students are required to document their service including a signature from a supervisor on the provided form. These should be completed and turned in to a student’s Social Studies teacher prior to the end of each semester.

Often community groups will send us volunteer opportunities.  They will be posted here and students will be directed to check as needed.  To have a volunteer opportunity posted here, please email Brenda Marsh.

Current Opportunities    (check back as this page is updated often)

Portage Public Schools’ Summer Learning Camp is looking for high school students who may be interested in volunteer hours this summer. Summer Learning Camp is in session from July 8th- August 8th, Monday-Thursday 8:30-12:00.   Contact Tristan Wilke for more information.  (posted 6/4/19)