Change the World through Your Heart through Service LearningWestridge Elementary School’s current theme, “Changing the World through Your Heart” reflects the ideals and values of our school community and encourages each grade level to choose a specific way they can change the world through service learning that directly impacts their classmates. Students vote on one “cause”, and help create an instructional plan to experience their service learning. With the help of the librarian, classroom teachers, support staff, and parents, students research the topic in a variety of ways and their final products are displayed throughout the school. Utilizing this format, every student (about 420), every staff member (about 60) and our parent community (about 280 families) are involved in this service learning activity.
Dr. Meg Brooks