Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I participate in more than one GYSD project?
Yes. If you choose to participate in more than one GYSD project, the project that you indicate on this registration form will count towards your final exam grade. Any additional GYSD projects that you do will count towards your 10 extra hours.
2. Can I miss class to participate in a GYSD project?
No. Absolutely not. Never. Don't even think about it.
3. Can I change projects after I fill out this RSVP form?
Yes. We understand that circumstances may necessitate you changing your GYSD request. All we ask is that you complete a new RSVP form at least 2 weeks prior to the event that you hope to help with.
4. How will I be graded for my GYSD project?
Much like the Holiday Food Drive, you will be graded based on the number of hours you accumulate and your performance. Be sure to submit your hours via the GYSD timesheet and use the space provided to explain your contributions, level of civc engagement achieved, how to measure the impact of your project, and what you'd do differently if you had to do it again.
5. How many hours are required?
A minimum of three hours are required for each project.
6. Do I still need to serve at my assigned volunteer location the week of my GYSD project?
For each hour you volunteer at your GYSD project, you will be excused for an hour of service at your assigned volunteer location. For example, if you typically volunteer 4 hours per week at Perry Elementary school and you complete a 3 hour GYSD project, you will only need to serve 1 hour at PES that week. Just be sure to communicate schedule changes to your supervisor.
7. Where can I get money to implement by GYSD project idea?
Contact your PSL teachers if your project requires seed money to get started. They may have suggestions for mini-grants (up to $300) that you can apply for.