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.
The class strives to help students answer the question, "What does my community need from me?" Although we have transitioned to remote learning to help slow the spread of COVID-19, service remains an integral component of the class. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at PSL PHS for simple activities you can do to help your community.
Congratulations to the PSL Class of 2020
While this isn't how we wanted our year together to end, we are so excited to see how you continue to change our world!
Check out some of the awards and scholarships earned
by PSL students from the Class of 2020.
See the winners of
DOCUMERICA Northeast Ohio Edition photo contest.
Welcome to the PSL Class of 2020
We are excited to see how you continue the
legacy of service in our community!
Honors Seminar students should preview their summer reading assignment, and make arrangements to pick up books on May 27th from 9am-11am.
We are seeking volunteers from the Class of 2021 to join the Perry Service Learning Student Advisory Board, which engages the passion, creativity, and ingenuity of youth in planning service initiatives, setting priorities, and assessing class programming. The board will work with the PSL instructors to improve student learning and to enhance the student experience.
Please email Mr. Soeder if you would like to be considered.
The Giving Garden has been planted, and we may be able to welcome volunteers to help water, weed, and harvest over the summer months. Any hours earned can be counted towards your 2020-2021 requirements.
Please email Mrs. Trentanelli if you would like to help.
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.
Night to Shine
Night to Shine was an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. PSL volunteers supported this event, which was hosted by Cornerstone Friends Church in Madison, by serving as buddies and ensuring their honored guests had a fabulous evening.
Holiday Food Drive
PSL students from the Class of 2020 collaborated with the Perry Center to host the annual Holiday Food Drive. Because of our community's generosity, we raised $3,515 and more than 3,100lbs of food for the Perry Center!
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.
Foul Out Diabetes 2020
PSL students Emily Neuhofs '20, Emily Chaplin '20, and Nate Cubbison '20 hosted Foul Out Diabetes 2020 at the boys' varsity basketball game on Saturday, February 15th. Profits from shirt sales, a 50/50 raffle, and a three point shoot out will support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Shopping Spree Fundraiser
Perry students sold 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.
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.
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