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.
Homework and Hoops
While many students head home after a day of classes, Anthony Gedeon '20 heads to the Learning Zone each week to work with students from the Painesville community. Whether it's offering help with homework, to playing card games, to shooting hoops in the gym, Anthony works hard each week to build relationships and serve as a positive role model.
Serving His College Community
PSL alumnus Matt Huston '17 was recognized as Volunteer of the Month at Promise House, a student-led community resource center and food pantry. A junior at Otterbein University, Matt is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, with a minor in Psychology. He says he got involved in Promise House because he feels "it's an important campus resource and is a great way to give back to the Otterbein community." During his time in PSL, Matt served as the Director of our Student Philanthropy Program, and volunteered at LakeHealth's TriPoint Medical Center.
PSL Alumni...We want to hear from you!
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.
World Children's Day
PSL students teamed up with organizations in Lake County that support the health, safety, and education of children in celebration of World Children’s Day on Wednesday, November 20th. From volunteering in local classrooms, to preparing meals for children at Project Hope, to visiting the Salvation Army's Learning Zone, students invested nearly 100 hours service during this inaugural initiative.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Students from PSL's Honors Seminar participated in the Maltz Museum’s Stop the Hate tour, where they engaged in conversations about oppression, and met with Holocaust survivor Roman Frayman. This experience provided resources for our student leaders who are advocates and upstanders in our community. This tour complements the museum’s scholarship contest, in which students share actions they have taken against bias experienced in their own lives for a chance to win scholarship money for themselves and their schools.
Power Pack Program Recognized by News 5 Cleveland
The Pirate Power Pack Program, led by volunteers Ella Fearing '20, Alex Perez '20, and Katie Pietrzak '20, was recognized by News 5 Cleveland for their efforts to address childhood hunger. See the video and read the full story HERE.
PSL Annual Fund
The Annual Fund generates revenue enabling the PSL program to offer meaningful opportunities through a variety of activities and projects. Your donations support student-led programs that impact our community! Consider investing in our students and our community by donating HERE.
Shopping Spree Fundraiser
Want a chance to win FREE groceries? Perry students are selling tickets for a chance to win a shopping spree at Rideout's IGA. Proceeds will benefit the Pirate Power Pack Program, PSL programs, and SADD. See a PSL student, or click HERE for more details.
Holiday Food Drive
PSL students from the Class of 2020 will collaborate with the Perry Center for our community's annual Holiday Food Drive. Students will host a food drive at PHS in early December to collect items for the Pirate Power Pack Program and the Perry Center. Volunteers will also support the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign outside of Rideout's IGA. Follow up on Facebook and Twitter to see how you can be involved in this important community event!
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