Service learning and community service initiatives play an extremely important role
in reaching our goal of long-term holistic success for our SAFE scholars. With
SAFE scholars regularly engaging in community service experiences, they
learn many important life lessons in a positive environment that cannot be
taught in the traditional classroom alone. Service projects are recommended
by members of the staff, scholars and members of the community. By connecting
service learning to the classroom instruction, our young men gain and
maintain an increased level of engagement within the classroom.
Service learning also helps to create ties between school and the community.
By sharing responsibilities of the community with other area organizations,
businesses, and institutions, scholars develop relationships with people they may
not otherwise cross paths with. This promotes further accountability among the
scholars and a sense of responsibility to continue their education.
For photos of some of our community service projects, click here.