Student Service Above Self Program

Community Service & Community Engagement

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION 2020-2021

 
 
 
 
 
 

Student Community Service Teams
 
Participation in the Student Service Above Self Program and the High School Fair requires submission of Applications 1 & 2.
 
Please see the Application Instructions highlighted in yellow throughout this page.
 
HIGH SCHOOL TIMELINE
 
DATES
ACTIVITIES
 
August/September,
2020
 
Student Service Above Self Program annual kick-off.
 
Program Coordinator meets with HS principals and Career & Community Resource Coordinators to confer about 2019-2020 activities. 
 
 
September - November
2020
Create and launch student community service projects.
 
 
December 1, 2020
 
 
Submit Required Application 1 – The Project Plan
 
3 student community service teams from each school may submit applications and participate in the High School Fair.
 
 
 
 
October 2020 –
May, 2021
 
Implementation of 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 TBD, 2021
Submit Required PROJECT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Application 2
                   
           One Executive Summary for each project team
TBD
2021
 
Spring Break
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

April 22, 23. 26, 27, 28. 29, 30

2021

Review & Reinforcement process.
 
Teams of Rotarians visit each high school to hear project presentations by the student teams, reinforce the students’ work, and help teams prepare for participation in the High School Fair.
 
May 3, 2021
High School Service Above Self Fair
Archie Griffin Ballroom in The Ohio State University Student Union
 
See the High School Fair page for details.
 

 

 
 
 
 
INFORMATION 
FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
 
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. 
Projects
 
May be conducted by student teams or an individual student.
 
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 COMMUNITY SERVICE 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: final summaries of high school projects in 2019-2020 are not available due to COVID-19 school closures.

 
 

REQUIRED STUDENT PROJECT PLAN – Application 1

Due 3 PM, December 1, 2020

*Not available until fall of 2020.
 
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. 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.
  3. Complete a separate PROJECT PLAN for each community service project.
  4. Print copies of the completed PROJECT PLAN and distribute to student team members and others as you choose.
 
Instructions
 
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 by 3 PM, April TBD, 2021
*Not available until fall of 2020.
 
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 you email for future reference
  3. Complete a separate EXECUTIVE SUMMARY for each community service project.
  4. Print copies of the completed PROJECT SUMMARY and distribute to student team members and others as you choose.
 
 
We encourage one or several students to participate in completing this application along with the project advisor. 
This is one more way for students to practice valuable business-like thinking and writing skills.