Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What is the Casady Service Learning Program

Casady School Peace Logo.jpg
Casady School’s Mission
Casady School develops excellence, confidence, and integrity in students and prepares them with the skills and knowledge that serve as the foundation for success.

Entrepreneurs of Peace and Social Change
Through Casady’s Service Learning Program, students strive to make a difference in the community.

Goals of Service Learning
Peace at the Heart of Service
  • Motivate the community to act on issues of social justice, civic responsibility and peace.
  • Encourage the creation of more caring local and global communities.
  • Support initiatives that foster responsibility, personal growth, and participation in public life.
  • Connect learning to community problem solving.
  • Foster collaborative relationships to solve needs.
  • Empower relevant and engaging action plans.

Service Requirement for Graduation
Give, Grow, and Transform Youth Voice and Choice
Passions Helping Community
  • 45 certified hours of service completed and certified before graduation.
  • Episodic volunteerism and service learning experiences receive credit.
  • Hours certified by a site supervisor who is not a relative and 18 years or older.
  • Freshmen may begin serving the summer before the ninth grade year. Middle School hours do not count.
  • Transfer students have a 15-hour service requirement per year at Casady. Only service hours performed the summer before joining Casady will count for requirement completion.
  • Transfer Sophomores: 30-hours of service while at Casady.
  • Transfer Juniors: 15-hours of service while at Casady.
  • Transfer Seniors: 15 hours of service while at Casady.
Certification forms @ or at Service Learning Office in Harper Wing

Volunteerism, Service Learning, Internships
Community Service
Service Learning
Service and Learning
Recipient and Provider
Service and Learning
Educational Purpose
Civic and Ethical Development
Academic and Civic Development
Career and Academic Development
Curriculum Integration
Service Activity Nature
Social Issue Based
Academic Discipline Based
Industry or Career Based

Service Learning Stages and Standards
National Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice
Meaningful Service
Link to Curriculum

Youth Voice
Progress Monitoring
Duration and Intensity
Actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities.
Intentionally uses an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and content standards.
Provides multiple challenging and ongoing reflection activities as well as deep thinking and analysis about oneself and one’s relationship to society.
Promotes understanding of diversity and mutual respect among all participants.
Strong voice in planning, implementing, and evaluating experiences with adult guidance.
Collaborative, mutually beneficial, and addresses community needs.                                                                          Ongoing implementation and progress towards meeting  goals. Uses results for improvement and sustainability.                                                                                                                                                                 Sufficient duration and intensity to address community needs and meet specific outcomes.

Casady Service Learning Councils
Youth Acting in the Community
Help Find Passions to Serve
 Service Opportunities
for youth,to youth, by youth
Established 2005, Grayson Walker’ 07
Youth Leaders Engaging Across Differences
Reflect  Connect  Act
Cultural Competency
Identity and Diversity Education
Established 2011, Sidney Jones ’15
Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 10:03 to 10:43 a.m. in Harper Memorial Wing
Meets first Sunday of the month, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at rotating Oklahoma City member high schools and YMCA Corporate Headquarters
Direct/indirect advocacy and research volunteer opportunities and service learning experiences. This aims to  to empower members to find their passion to serve.
Direct/indirect advocacy and research service learning experiences with youth voice and choice. This aims to develop 21st century skills in students and to make them global citizens.
2015-16 Theme: Children

Focus Areas: Literacy, Health, Poverty, Self Esteem

August: Clubs Fair; YAC Open Houses;
Reading Pals :  Bodine Elementary mentors
September: Peace Week includes 11 days of Global Unity; The World Peace Village; Pinwheels for Syria.
October: Hunger Week includes Casady Cans Do Food Drive; OKC Regional Food Bank service days; Fall Fest Clubs fundraiser.
November;  Family Volunteering
December: Holiday Volunteering:
January:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day  Of Service; OKC Regional Food Bank Day of Service
February: Random Acts of Kindness
March: Alternative Spring Break
April: National Volunteer Week; Global Youth Service Days; Walk-a-thon; Run to Remember; OKC Arts Festival; Presidential Service Awards
May  Senior send off, YAC and Community Celebration event
June: FedEx Time Strategic Planning.
July: Peace Week Planning
Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:30pm – 6:30pm (Kick Off @ OK Kids Korral)

Saturday, September 18 10:00am – 8:00pm (Training Retreat)
Sunday, September 19 12:00pm – 6:00pm (Leader Retreat)

Sunday, October 4, 2015        1:30pm – 3:30pm (Skill)
Sunday, November 1, 2015 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Skill)
Sunday, December 6, 2015 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Program)

Sunday, January 10, 2016 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Skill)
Sunday, February 7, 2016 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Skill)
Sunday, March 6, 2016         1:30pm – 3:30pm (Program)
Sunday, April 3, 2016              1:30pm – 3:30pm (Senior Send Off)

Sunday, June 5, 2016            1:30pm – 3:30pm (Planning for 2016-2017)

Meetings at YMCA Corporate Offices unless otherwise discussed.t 500 N. Broadway, Suite 500, OKC, OK 73102.  Contact Person:  Shannon Presti  Director of Teen Leadership Initiatives  405.361.8825 (Cell)

Casady School Service Learning Director
Carmen Clay ’74
Rainbolt Family Service Learning Chair, 405-749-3103 (o), 405-520-1325 (c), Harper Wing
  • Oversees the service requirement for graduation in the Upper Division.
  • Service learning initiatives resource for all divisions and clubs.
  • YAC and Youth LEAD OKC sponsor and mentor.
  • Spanish and Classroom with a Cause Teacher.
  • Service Blogs.

Community Service_Learning  Blog: News:
Casady YAC  LEADs, A New Decade:
Casady MLK Day of Service:

Upper Division Service Learning Program Calendar
The calendar aims to provide volunteer opportunities and service-learning experiences during National Service Days. It  empowers YAC and Youth LEAD OKC in collaboration with Casady School to create initiatives for meaningful service hours requirement completion for Upper Division students.  

August: Recruitment;  YAC FedEx; Strategic Planning; Infinitive Paths to Peace; Advocacy Service; Service Learning Program Open Houses; Service Learning Program for YAC and  Youth LEAD OKC

September: Hispanic Heritage Month; 11 Days of Global Unity: Peace Week; Global  Compassion Games, Service for Peace; 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance; 9/21 Peace Day.
Direct Service: Boys and Girls Club; Indirect Service: Food Bank; Advocacy: Pinwheels and Compassion Games.

October: Make Your Mark Day: Fourth Sunday in October;  Advocacy to end hunger and food insecurity through Casady Cans Do Food Drive.
Direct Service: Boys and Girls Club; Indirect Service: Food Bank; Advocacy: Food Insecurity Simulation.

November: Native Cultures Month: Family Volunteering; Exam Month
Advocacy Service: Family Volunteering; Nov. 21, 2015 at the Oklahoma City Regional Food Bank.

December: Holiday Volunteering.
Direct Service: Urban Mission: Santa’s House; Indirect and Advocacy Service: Blood Drive.

January: Civil Rights Month: Human Trafficking Awareness Month; Martin Luther King Jr. Day National Day of Service.
Direct Service: Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together; Indirect Service: Oklahoma City Regional Food Bank; Advocacy: Civil Rights.

February: Black History Month; Kindness Week.
Direct, Indirect, and Advocacy Service: Random Acts of Kindness Week; Compassion International Games.

March: Women’s History Month; Alternative Spring Break in New Mexico, Peru, or California; Advocacy Service: YWCA Awareness.
Direct, Indirect, and Advocacy Research Service:  Spring Break Program facilitated by World Leadership School.

April: National Volunteer Week; Global Youth Service Days; New York Leadership Council Service Learning Conference.
Advocacy Service: Presidential Volunteer Service Awards; Demonstration of Learning and Service Celebration.

May: Email annual service report update to parents.
Advocacy Service: YAC recognition event

June: YAC Invitational: FedEx Strategic Planning.
Summer Service Opportunities  YLOKC and YAC planning

July: Peace Week Peace Team Planning.
Summer Service Opportunities   YLOKC and YAC planning