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Connections: Service Learning in Local Schools

Nov 4, 2015

How can we create tomorrow’s engaged citizens? 

A new survey conducted by ACT for Education sums up the amount of charity work and volunteerism done by local students, and the results are inspiring. Rochester-area students raised $545,000 for charity and volunteered more than 105,000 hours of service work in 2014-2015. The survey credits local schools for creating community service opportunities and linking it to what they call "service learning." The goal? To created lifelong civic engagement. Our guests:

  • Todd Butler, Ad Council president and CEO
  • Idonia Owens, principal of School Without Walls
  • Tomari Catledge, 11th grade student at School Without Walls
  • Gina DiPaola, 12th grade student at West Irondequoit High School
  • Larry Williams, 12th grade student at School Without Walls

ACT for Education Survey Data Report