Lesson Six: Celebration and Survey
As the Perry Service Learning (PSL) class of 2014 leaves to make their mark on the world, it seems appropriate that we pause and celebrate their accomplishments this past year. Students in the PSL program: provided over 10,000 hours of service to their community, participated in a student philanthropy program that awarded $2,000 to deserving non-profits, hosted events to advocate for people who are homeless and people who have special needs, conducted a holiday food drive that generated record breaking amounts of food for the Perry Center, and initiated several GYSD projects that addressed unmet human needs in their community. Thank you!
George Saunders: Thoughts on Kindness
In just a few days you will be presenting your final presentation in which you share and analyze your contribution to the PSL anthology and explain your impact on the PSL program. Many of you will undoubtedly share stories of the relationships you developed with the people you serve. In the commencement address below, George Saunders also reflects on his relationships, specifically the times that he failed to show kindness to others. While watching the video, consider what makes this speech so successful (over 204,000 views on Youtube) and think about what you can do to make your final PSL presentation as compelling.
Before you graduate, we'd like you to help make PSL even better (is this possible?) next year. Please click on the button below to complete the course evaluation survey and share your thougths about how the class, volunteer opportuntities, and experiences can be improved. Your responses are completely anonymous and your honesty is appreciated.