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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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.
A Passion for Living Purposefully
Kali Borovic ’11 is using her knowledge of the fashion industry and passion for living purposefully to serve as the new Director of the PSL Clothing Room. In this capacity, she will mentor PSL student leaders and cultivate donations, resources, and funds that will continue to make the Clothing Room a viable community asset.
After graduating from Perry, Kali attended the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and majored in journalism. In addition to her volunteer work in the Clothing Room, she is a fashion writer for Bustle and authors her own blog titled “Tales from the Thrift Shop.” She is also active in the Blue Jeans Go Green initiative.
Pirate Power Pack Program Awarded Sustaining Grant from YSA and Sodexo
The Pirate Power Pack Program was awarded an $800 Global Youth Service Day Grant from Youth Service America and Sodexo Stop Hunger. These funds will help address weekend food insecurity at Perry Elementary and Middle Schools. To learn more about the Pirate Power Pack Program, click here.
The Lantern Donates Technology for PSL Students
The Lantern of Madison donated an HP color printer/scanner/copier and an Apple USB SuperDrive to the PSL Program. Earlier this semester, students conducted interviews and created memory books at part of The Memory Project. The experience was so successful that The Lantern donated the technology to ensure this collaboration continues for years to come.
Giving Garden is the 2018 Seed Keeper Project Winner for Ohio
The PHS Giving Garden has been recognized as the 2018 Seed Keeper Project Winner for the State of Ohio. As part of this recognition, the Giving Garden received a seed storage kit, garden tools, and a copy of Garden-pedia, a gardening book co-authored by Perry High School alumnus Maria Zampini '80.
PSL & Lantern Collaboration Yields Powerful Relationships
PSL students met with residents from The Lantern of Madison during the first two weeks of February to collaborate on a Memory Project. Recognizing the healing effects of social interaction, the students planned three meetings with local elders to gather information about their life experiences and ultimately create keepsake memory booklets for the people they interviewed.
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.
Join us for the 1st Annual O'Brien Gray 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
The O'Brien Gray 5K and 1 Mile Walk honors the memory of Kayleigh O'Brien and Myka Gray, and the impact their kindness and spirit of giving had on friends, family, and the Perry Community. All proceeds from the event will support the Bound Angels Scholarship at Perry High School. Click HERE to sign up for the event.
PSL & Perry Center Launch
PSL Alumni...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.
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