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Service Learning

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Our life-long learning adventure takes our students beyond classroom walls and into the community for service so that we can learn by looking after each other.

 

Service-learning provides our students with many opportunities to bring authenticity to the curriculum content by responding to actual needs in the community. Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to the real world; they then reflect on their experience to reinforce the link between their service and their learning.

 

Through our community based learning students showcase the ISP Character profile. They learn to:

 

Be Compassionate

To value others circumstance.

To care for another person.

To get along with people different from one’s self.

To make a difference in another person’s life.

 

Be Principled

To be responsible for own actions.

To always do our best; to do what’s right for others.

 

Be Authentic

To be dependable.  

To look for ways to solve problems.

To recognize that service-learning experiences, enrich our lives.

 

Be Adventurous

To be curious about the world around us and learn about and from other.s

To take the risk of learning about others’ lives and circumstances.

 

Be Joyful

To focus on the needs of others and put one’s own problems in context.

To seek and see the beauty in each service-learning project. 

 

 

#ISPGIVESBACK Project Hub

Camp Hope

Twice a year high school students and teachers volunteer at Camp Hope, a camp for children and adults who are differently-abled, mentally and physically.  Volunteers travel to Santa Clara in the Province of Cocle for the weekend, where they partner with a camper for the duration of the weekend. Although the weekend is a challenging endeavor that takes students out of their comfort zone, student experiences reveal the power of the Camp Hope experience in challenging assumptions and changing mindsets.

Sister School Support

During the school year, ISP students help collect school supplies to be donated to our sister schools located in Cerro Viento. We also strive to extend invitations to special events such as PRISMA Dance and our theater productions. Helping us give back to the local community.

FANLYC

The ISP Community supports the Fundacion Amigos del Nino con Leucemina y Cancer (Friends of Children with Leukemia and Cancer), through fundraising, volunteering, and participation in FANLYC's annual Relay for Life fundraiser.

Make A Wish Foundation

ISP Continues to support fundraising with Make A Wish Foundation. Students collaborate with the organization to raise funds and donate these to the foundation in hopes of helping make one of +1,100 wishes a reality.