About Guam Service Learning
All Guam high school students must complete
75 hours of Service Learning to graduate.
Service Learning allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-life experiences while simultaneously giving back to the community.
Service Learning is a way of teaching and learning that combines community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience. Service Learning helps young people understand the value of giving back to the community. It teaches students, teachers parents and everyday people, whose lives may be touched by a service learning project, the lesson that no matter who you are or where you are from – that through commitment small thoughtful actions can change the world.
Through service-learning, young people use what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems. They not only learn the practical applications of their studies, they become actively contributing citizens and project contributors through the service they perform. Service-learning can be applied in a many different settings, including schools, and community-based and faith-based organizations; like Island Girl Power or Catholic Social Services. It can involve a group of students, a classroom or an entire school. Students build character and become active participants as they work with others in their school and community to create service projects in areas such as education, public safety, and the environment.
Service Learning is a new part of our island community, which has been mandated by Public Law 28-41, and over the next few years, students, teachers and parents will discover that service-learning offers all its participants a chance to take part in the active education of youth while simultaneously addressing the concerns, needs, and hopes of our people, our villages and our collective future as a vibrant multicultural, multilingual pacific democracy.
This website was brought to you by a grant from NOAA, partnership and collaboration with GuamWEBZ, Ayuda Foundation, an MOU with Guam Department of Education.
As part of Guam’s Service Learning Initiative, the Ayuda Foundation has sponsored the creation of a central Service Learning website, called Prutehi I Tåno' and Tåsi (Protect the Land & Sea) with the support of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Guam Department of Education. This website will list the service learning projects available to students, bringing special attention to the marine scientific and environmental projects and showcasing the work of our local scientists to promote students to pursue a career path toward marine science and management. We’d like to recognize your efforts and show Guam students the endless possibilities there are in pursuing marine sciences to help protect Guam’s coral reefs and marine resources!