Student Service Above Self Program

Community Service & Civic Engagement


March 26, 2020 

The Ohio State University Fawcett Center

Celebrating the 2019-2020 middle school community service activities
at a special Columbus Rotary Luncheon


  • Provide a showcase for community service projects conducted by student teams from all 26 Columbus City Schools’ (CCS) middle schools and an opportunity for students to discuss their projects with Fair attendees. 
  • Honor all projects, distribute a personalized certificate to each student, and select three projects to participate in the 2020 High School Fair, May 11, 2020, Archie Griffin Ballroom at The Ohio State University Student Union. 
  • Recognize CCS faculty members who served as community service project advisors.
  • Salute corporate and individual financial supporters and community organization partners

Participation ---- 200 guests including:

  • 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 or more student community service teams.
  • Rotarians and various other community leaders.
  • Representatives from corporate financial supporters and individual financial supporters.


11:00 a.m. Preparation.
                    Students arrive and set up their community service project boards.
11:10 a.m. Exhibition of Community Service Projects
                    Attendees view the project displays from each middle school and engage students in conversations about project 
                    goals, project activities, results, and personal learning through community service involvement.
11:40 a.m. Recognition Luncheon 
                   Community and CCS leaders commend the students’ efforts and results. 
                   Recognition of corporate and individual financial supporters.
12:00 p.m. Student Presentations and Certificates
                    Each student team makes a presentation from the podium about its community service project.
12:40 p.m. Surprise Group Activity
12:45 p.m. Student Presentations and Certificates
                    Completion of student community service teams' presentations.
1:25 p.m.   Closing / Adjourn

Previous Community Service Projects

Click here to view the 2019 Middle School Fair Program.

Click here to view the 2018 Middle School Fair Program.

Click here to view the 2017 Middle School Fair Program.

Middle School Fair Videos

View short videos featuring highlights previous Middle School Fairs.
View a short video featuring highlights of the 2017 Middle School Fair.
Questions? Contact Rick Studer, Program Coordinator