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.
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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.
Paving the Road to Recovery
Nathan and Jason, our PSL volunteers at TriPoint, are assisting staff and patients in the PACU and physical therapy programs. In addition to perfecting their bedside manner, the experience familiarizes students with day-to-day operations at the hospital.
Cooking up Meals at Karpos
Every Monday afternoon, a carload of PSL volunteers arrives at Karpos, a meal ministry program in downtown Painesville. These volunteers assist in meeting the basic needs of people experiencing poverty by preparing and serving wholesome meals alongside volunteers from St. James church.
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.
Holiday Food Drive
The PSL Holiday Food Drive brought in 3,000 lbs. of food and over $2,000 for the Perry Center. In addition to benefitting people who live, work, or worship in Perry, the drive also supports the Pirate Power Pack program.
Chicago Urban Plunge
Five PSL students recently completed an urban plunge to Chicago where they served at an after school tutoring program, an urban garden, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence, and a soup kitchen. Collectively, they served over 100 hours with multiple nonprofits that are meeting unmet needs on the south side of the city.
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.
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.
PSL & Perry Center Launch
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