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Summer Service Trips for GDS Students
|To learn more about the summer Navajo or Horn of Africa Program Service Trips, for current GDS high school students, click here.|
Summer 2014 Service-Learning Institutes
|About the Service-Learning Institutes|
For the third year, GDS offers high schoolers this unique opportunity to explore social justice issues and inequities in DC through a service-learning lens. GDS partners teachers with high school students to explore inequities that exist in DC, why they persist, what solutions are working, and what more can be done.
This year, we’ll tackle four topics: Age, Ability, Human Rights, and Immigration Status. Each week will include expert speakers and learning opportunities while focusing primarily on direct service related to the project. GDS students are eligible for service hours (other students should check with their schools).
Ability: June 16-20
Aging: July 14-18
Human Rights: August 4-8
Immigration Status: August 11-15
Times vary based on service activity for the day: A full schedule will be available in late January
Location: GDS HS
Grades: Rising 9th–12th
|A note about service hours|
GDS Students and Families, take note!
You may apply the hours from participation in the Summer Service-Learning Institutes to your graduation requirement. However, rising 9th graders are limited to applying 30 hours between 8th and 9th grade, and no student may apply more than 40 hours from a camp or trip to their requirement.
More details about the community service requirement and guidelines are online