Service Learning for Students with Special Needs: Fleece and Thank You!

This proposal revolves around project-based classroom experiences, focused on service learning for students with special needs. Through the Foundation for Saline Area Schools grant, along with the company Fleece and Thank You, I will provide Compass-driven volunteer experiences for students with academic and functional deficits. Students with special needs will organize and implement blanket creation projects, as well as video communication, in order to serve children within the community that are hospitalized due to chronic illnesses. This proposal allows for a structured environment in which students with disabilities can extend their learning into the community and make a difference for others, while also taking part in learning experiences they are not often able to access at the high school.