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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A Caring Environment for Cats
Kayli Aker, '17 has always had a connection with animals. A member of the Lake County 4-H Club and a former intern at a local veterinary clinic, Kayli knew she wanted to care for cats and dogs as part of her PSL experience. She reached out to Holy Cat Whiskers, a stray and feral cat rescue located in Madison. In addition to creating an experience that will prepare her for a future career caring for animals, Kayli's efforts also introduced the PSL Program to a new partner agency.
For more information about Holy Cat Whiskers, please click here.
If you are a local non-profit agency looking to work with PSL volunteers, please click here.
Antonia (Orosz) Gaskill, PSL Class of 2007, served as the Logistics Coordinator of Cleveland State Univesity's Viking Expeditions during her freshmen year of college. This program included service-learning experiences in Cleveland and hurricane relief efforts in New Orleans. She has been happily married for 8 years and has two children. She graduated from Savannah Technical College in Georgia while her husband proudly served in the Army and moved back to Ohio with her family in 2012. Antonia is a Resource Scheduler at Lincoln Electric and is the current President of the Machine Division Diversity Council which raised $15,000 for the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and $2,000 for the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center. She coordinates programs to address diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace and plans monthly trips for her co-workers to serve at the Cleveland Foodbank. She is also a member of class of 2017 LEADDiversity program through the Diversity Center of Northeast.
Honors PSL Seminar
Immigration plunge sign up
On Thursday, January 26th, seven PSL students will have the opportunity to learn more about immigration issues by visiting The Office of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants, and The Islamic Center of Cleveland. Click HERE to sign up by Wednesday, January 18th.
Make A Difference in Your Community...Register for PSL
Attention Juniors...course selections are due February 14th. 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.
It's hard to believe, but we are nearly halfway through the 2016-2017 school year. As part of reflection process, students will be participating in Midterm Conferences that allow them to reflect on the meaning and purpose of their service experiences, and to articulate how their actions affect our community. Click HERE for more information on this reflection process.
"Never doubt that a group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Support PSL's Student Philanthropy Program
The annual PSL Student Philanthropy Program Campaign is underway. Each year, PSL students award $2,000 in grant money to deserving local non-profits. Previous winners have included the Sub Zero Mission, Give A Wig, Birthright, and Ronald McDonald House. Please consider making a donation to help support this program that not only serves people in need in our community but also teaches students about the art of philanthropy. Donations can be mailed to The Perry Service Learning Program, 1 Success Boulevard, Perry, Ohio 44081. You can also donate online.
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.