SLP in the News
SLP featured in the Essex Reporter
“Fourth-grade students from Founders Memorial School (FMS) recently had the amazing opportunity to visit the Vermont State House and speak with legislators about an issue they deemed extremely important.
The trip to Montpelier coincided with the state’s Jan. 15 Homelessness Awareness Day with the fourth graders advocating for increased funding and support for Vermont’s homeless population.
“We believe that if we can stop homelessness in Vermont, we might be able to stop homelessness everywhere,” said Oliver, a Founders Memorial student.”
SLP featured on GettingSmart.com
“Why are children and teens so highly motivated by service learning or action civics? Research conducted by Paul Pintrich, University of Michigan professor of education and psychology, points to five essential elements of student motivation, all of which are fundamental to service learning, civics education and the SLP model.”
SLP featured on Patch.com
“Mayor Bill de Blasio will soon be getting a different kind of plea for policy changes in his mailbox — a collection of handwritten letters by Brooklyn fourth graders.
Students from P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill recently wrote their own personal messages to the mayor, along with a petition with more than 300 signatures, asking for his help with the city’s homelessness crisis.”
SLP featured in the Stowe Reporter
“Fourth-graders in Stowe are worried about where homeless people lay their heads at night, and whether kids have enough books to read. At school, they’ve been learning about how to make a difference.
Homelessness and access to books were the subjects of two service learning projects that Stowe Elementary fourth-graders tackled this year, said Allie Cashel, who works for the New York City-based Service Learning Project. Stowe Elementary has three fourth-grade classes; every student participated.”