Student Service Above Self Program

Community Service & Community Engagement

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION 2021-2022

 
 
SCROLL DOWN TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED PROJECT PLAN AND PROJECT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
HIGH SCHOOL TIMELINE 
 
DATES
ACTIVITIES
 
September-November
2021
 
Student Service Above Self Program annual kick-off.
 
Program Coordinator connects with HS Principals and Career & Community Resource Coordinators to launch
 2021-2022  activities.
 
 
November/ December
2021 - January 2022
 
Create and launch student community service/civic engagement projects.
Projects' timing depends on each schools' decisions.

December TBD
 2021
 
 
Submit Required Application 1 – The Project Plan
Typically 3 community service teams from each school submit Project Plans as a requirement to participate in the HS Fair.
 
December 2021 –
May 2022
Implementing Community Service Projects
Ongoing coordination among students, faculty project advisors, principals, Program Coordinator, and community resources.
 
Capture key project events in photos and videos.
 
Students wrap up their projects, finalize project display boards, and prepare for presenting projects during the Review/Reinforcement process.
 
April  15-22
2022
Spring Break
April 27, 2022
 
Submit Required Project Plan Executive Summary
Application 2
One Executive Summary for each project team
May 2, 3, 4
2022
Review & Reinforcement process.
Teams of Rotarians visit each high school to hear project presentations by student teams, reinforce the students’ work, and help teams prepare for participation in the High School Fair.
 
May 9, 2022
 
High School Service Above Self Fair
Archie Griffin Ballroom in
The Ohio State University Student Union
 
 

 

Participation Guidelines and Requirements
for
Student Community Service/Civic Engagement Teams
 
Goals
  • Enhance the lives of the served and the servers.
  • Encourage students to apply the values of service and civic engagement throughout their lives.
  • Stimulate and reinforce interest in students' academic work. 
Guidelines
for Student Projects
 
  • Projects are conducted by student teams or individual students.                                                                                                                                                            
  • Projects must be conducted with the official oversight of one or more of the following:                                          Career & Community Resource Coordinator, school administrator, teacher, school counselor, school club advisor.                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Three projects from each school, after successful submission of Project Plans and Executive Summaries, will be invited to participate in the high school fair. Of course, schools are encouraged to create and conduct as many community service projects as interest, time, and logistics permit.

ELEMENTS OF A SOLID PROJECT
 
Previous Community Service Projects
CLICK HERE to see the 2019 High School Fair Program with descriptions of the 2018-
2019 community service projects.
 
CLICK HERE to see the 2018 High School Fair Program with descriptions of the 2017-
2018 community service projects
 

Note: COVID prevented projects development and implementation in 2020 and 2021

 
 
 

REQUIRED STUDENT PROJECT PLAN – Application 1

Due December 2021-January 2022  TBD
Submission Process
 
Click here to access the Project Plan--Application 1 online. 

 

  1. Create an account. Fill out the application. If you're done, hit "submit." OR, you may hit "save and return" if you need to pause your work and come back to it later.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  2. Complete a separate PROJECT PLAN for each community service project.                                                                                                                                                                         
  3. Noteimmediately upon submitting the PROJECT PLAN the submitter and the SSASP Coordinator will receive emails with a copy of the completed PLAN. Please keep your email for future reference.                                                                                                                                                                              
  4. Print copies of the completed PROJECT PLAN and distribute it to student team members and others as you choose.                                                            
  5. We encourage one or several students to complete the PROJECT PLAN with a review by the project advisor before submission. Use this submission as one of many ways to practice business-like thinking and writing skills.
 
 
 

REQUIRED STUDENT PROJECT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Application 2

Due April 27,  2022
 
Click here to access the PROJECT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Application 2 online.
 
 
  1. Create an account. Fill out the application. If you're done, hit "submit" OR,  you may hit "save and return" if you need to pause your work and come back to it later. 
     
  2. Note: immediately upon submitting the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, the submitter and the Project Coordinator will receive emails with a copy of the completed SUMMARY. Please keep your email for future reference
     
  3. Complete a separate EXECUTIVE SUMMARY for each community service project. Disregard the due date on the Executive Summary. Now TBD per school.
     
  4. Print copies of the completed EXECUTIVE SUMMARY and distribute it to student team members and others as you choose.
     
  5. We encourage one or several students to complete the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY with a review by the project advisor before submission. Use this submission as one of many ways to practice business-like thinking and writing skills.
 
 
 
 

17th Annual High School Fair

May 9, 2022

Hosted in the Archie Griffin Ballroom In

The Ohio State University Student Union

Celebrating the 2021-2022 high school community service activities
at a special Columbus Rotary luncheon.
 
 
 

Agenda

                                                      10:45 am: Preparation - Students arrive and set up project display boards.

                                                      ​11:00 am - Noon: Project Displays - Fair attendees view the project displays and engage students in conversations about                                                                       project goals, activities, impact/results, and personal learning through participation in community service/civic engagement.

                                                      Noon - 1:15 pm - Rotary Luncheon - Recognize all community service projects. Hear several student presentations and                                                                         commendations by community leaders. Present Rotary scholarships. Salute corporate supporters.
 
CLICK HERE for the High School 2019 Fair Video
 
CLICK HERE for the High School 2019 Fair Program
 
CLICK HERE for the High School 2018 Fair Video
 
CLICK HERE for the High School 2018 Fair Program

Participation

  • Three students and one faculty advisor from each community service team and principals.

  • CCS Board of Education members and administrators.

  • Representatives from community organizations that collaborated with one of more student community service teams.

  • Rotarians and various other community leaders.

  • Representatives from corporate financial supporters and individual financial supporters.

Purposes

  • Provide a showcase for community service projects conducted by student teams from all Columbus City Schools' (CCS) middle schools.

  • Honor all projects, and hear presentations from 4 selected student teams. 

  • Recognize CCS faculty members who served as community service project advisors.

  • Salute corporate and individual financial supporters and community organization partners.

 

Questions?

Rick Studer, Program Coordinator

rickstuder@columbusrotary.org

614-915-8149