Children, Inc., the Jefferson Award Foundation and other sponsors are proud to recognize St. Philip School of Northern Kentucky for their ongoing success in implementing Service Learning into the classroom and community. Because of this diocesan school, not only is the community being positively impacted, but the students are developing a deeper understanding for how to use their skills to make a difference in the world.
Reflecting upon elements of a successful service learning experience, 5th grade teacher Jennifer Twehues says,
“A successful Service Learning project starts and ends with the students. Projects must be student driven and student centered in order to be successful. This influences our students’ daily lives and gives them a voice in a better society. Students take away a life skill that encompasses compassion and gratitude.”
New Hope Food Pantry is a reoccurring community agency that is impacted by St. Philip’s students. Ms. Twehues describes her school’s experiences with community partners as “fulfilling, rewarding, and gratifying”.