Perry Service Learning (PSL) is an elective for seniors at Perry High School that combines English and social studies curricula with volunteer opportunities to promote social involvement through education and service.
Welcome class of 2018
Student Quick Links
Document the days/times you need to be in a different location for ICE.
Access the resources available to you during Career Mentoring and beyond.
Document your weekly service hours as well as an extra volunteer hours.
Seniors Helping Seniors
Cody Baranauska and Tyler Horvath are heading up the Seniors Helping Seniors program for the 2017-18 school year. Under their leadership, the program has grown to include three clients who they regularly see to perform light home maintenance and serve as friendly visitors. If you or someone you know would benefit from this service please complete an application today.
PSL Alum Spreads Holiday Cheer
Elle Bonnema, '15 organized a group at the University of Akron called the Akron Brass Carolers. Last Christmas the group performed at Stow Glen Nursing Home; Rockynol Nursing Home; The Merriman Nursing Home; Brookdale Nursing Home; and the Haven of Rest shelter. They also baked cookies to share during each performance. Plans are already underway to repeat this service project in 2017.
We want to hear from you
Since the 2005-06 school year, over 600 students participated in the Perry Service Learning (PSL) program. If you are a graduate of Perry High School who participated in the PSL program, we'd like to hear from you. Please complete this form and we'll share your news on this web page. Let us know how you've continued to serve others and work for justice since your days as a Pirate.
Make A Difference in Your Community...Register for PSL
You possess the knowledge and skills to improve your community, why not take a class that encourages you to use them?
Since 2004, over 1,000 PSL students have addressed unmet human needs in our community by engaging with others through service. In the process of learning about others, students inevitably learn more about themselves and are inspired to work for justice in their town, state, and country.
Cincinnati Urban Plunge
PSL students traveled to Cincinnati to serve in an urban soup kitchen and after school program. Students also attended the Mayerson Service Learning Workshop at the University of Cincinnati. In addition to performing a combined 75 hours of service, the students brought back new ideas for service projects that they hope to implement this year.
Students Raise Awareness & Funds for Homeless Veterans
PSL students spent the night outside on September 24th to raise awareness and funds for homeless veterans. The students donated $250 to the Sub Zero Mission along with a large box full of warming items.
PSL Students Award $1,000 Grant to Homeless Vets
PSL students held an award ceremony on May 4th to distribute $2,000 in grant money to nonprofits that are meeting unmet needs in Northeast Ohio. This year, the students selected The Sub Zero Mission, an organization that serves homeless veterans as the recipient of a $1,000 grant. The students also awarded $600 to the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and $400 to Crossroads of Lake County.
PSL and Broadmoor School are celebrating over a decade of collaboration that has resulted in powerful experiences for students from both schools. Our volunteers have been provided with meaningful service experiences, many of which led to important career decisions, while students at Broadmoor have built incredible relationships with typical peers.
Students Celebrate Earth Day
Over 50 students, parents, teachers and community members served on Green Day. The event was marked by a ceremonial tree planting in the PHS cafeteria courtyard, several senior citizen yard clean-ups, a beach clean-up at the Lake Erie Bluffs, and preparing the Giving Garden for spring planting. Special thanks to the Perry Women's League, OSU Agricultural Extension Office, and Klyn Nursery for their support of this year's event.
Holiday Food Drive
The PSL Holiday Food Drive runs from Dec. 1st-8th. This annual event raises both cash and cans for The Perry Center, our local food bank. If you are interested in make a donation, students will be collecting at the entrance of IGA from 3-9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on the weekend. Collection boxes will also be available at PHS office and PAC entrance. For more information, please click here.
Chicago Urban Plunge
Students interested in participating in the annual urban plunge to Chicago should sign up by Friday, November 3rd. This unique opportunity affords students to serve at Su Casa, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence on the city's south side. This year's plunge will take place from November 30th-December 3rd.
PSL & Perry Center Launch
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