The “V” in SERVE stands for volunteerism. Volunteering not only provides students with an opportunity to give back to their communities, but it also teaches them about social and societal issues outside of what they may encounter within the walls of the classroom.
As a vital element of the Athlos model, students learn to intentionally build on Performance Character traits like integrity, humility, and grit. Volunteering provides a platform for Athlos students to exhibit these traits and become active and engaged community members.
The Athlos SERVE program will incorporate service-learning projects into core subject areas, allowing students to apply first-hand the lessons being taught in the classroom. Capstone projects will be introduced in transitional grades.
Student leaders will play a central part in ideating, organizing, and implementing a service-learning project for middle-school students that incorporates both volunteerism and recreation. This student-led project will take place off campus and will meet requirements of being service-based and giving back to the community, as well as including an element of physical activity (i.e. park cleanup) and/or a focus on health and wellness.