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.
Student Quick Links
Access the resources available to you for college and career planning.
Document your weekly service hours as well as an extra volunteer hours.
Baking Cookies and Making Connections with Seniors at Governor's Pointe in Mentor
PSL volunteers Patrick Noonan '19 and Mandi Schueren '19 created a new service placement for PSL students by intitating a connection with Governor's Pointe, a senior living community in Mentor OH. Patrick and Mandi host a variety of activities each Sunday, providing the senior residents with opportunities bake cookies, participate in crafts, and build connections with each other.
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.
2019 ServeOhio Award Winner
The Pirate Power Pack Program a proud recipient of a 2019 ServeOhio Award. The award recognizes the efforts of the PSL volunteers who facilitate to this weekend food program, as well as the student organizations, community groups, and individual families who have helped serve more than 10,000 meals to students experiencing food insecurity in our community.
PSL Hosts Service Learning Roundtable at the Cleveland Foodbank
PSL instructors partnered with North Olmsted's S.I.T.E.S. program and Wickliffe's Lead, & Serve Program to host a Service Learning Round Table at the Cleveland Foodbank on February 14th. This event brought together educators from over one dozen Northeast Ohio schools who seek to provide students with authentic opportunities to meet unmet needs in their community through service. PSL students Rhiannon Lupton '19 and Ben Pearce '19 served as keynote speakers, sharing their experiences serving our community.
Students Award $2,000 to Local Non-Profits
Through their efforts with Magnified Giving , PSL students awarded $2,000 to area non-profits, including Project Hope for the Homeless, the Lake County Free Clinic, and Clothe-A-Child . Special thanks to Student Philanthropy Director Olivia Kline '19 and all of the PSL students who participated in site visits for making this event possible.
Are you looking for ways to serve others while also collecting a paycheck this summer? See Mr. Soeder or Mrs. Trentanelli for details about summer employment opportunities serving kids with special needs at New Avenues to Independence and Camp Sue Osborne, as well as our community's Summer Rec program.
Make Your Meal Meaningful
Join us at Chipotle in Mentor on Saturday, April 27th and support PSL programs including The Giving Garden, Pirate Power Packs, and the Student Philanthropy Program!
Why not spend senior year making a difference in your community?
Since 2004, nearly 1,000 PSL students have discovered that sometimes the most meaningful lessons occur outside of the classroom. By engaging with their communities through service, PSL students make connections between their education and the real-world issues affecting the people they serve. You possess the knowledge and skills to improve your community, why not take a class that encourages you to use them? To learn more about what PSL has to offer, please click here.
The registration deadline is Feb. 15h.
IGA Shopping Spree Fundraiser
Want a chance to win free groceries? PSL students are selling tickets for a chance to win a shopping spree. Proceeds will benefit the Pirate Power Pack Program, PSL, and SADD. One ticket is $20 and only 500 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held on February 20, 2019. Details.
Calling all green thumbs!
The PHS Giving Garden is growing. We need your help to plant, water, weed, and harvest. All produce will be donated to The Perry Center to help local families experiencing food insecurity. No prior garden experience necessary. PSL students who volunteer in the garden may use the hours they accumulate during the school year. To sign up, please click here.
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