Community Service & Service Learning
Scholars work with Core staff to identify non-profit organizations and community initiatives they are curious about and the Scholars plan community service projects once a month. Service is a way for Scholars to display what they have learned in Character Education, develop empathy, and invest in their community, just as the community has invested in each of their success. Scholars complete 50 hours of service, annually.
Facilitated after-school, two hours a week, CORE’s leadership and character education curriculum has been specifically developed to be relevant, age-appropriate and impactful to the Scholars who participate in the program.
Character strengths like self-control, curiosity, and gratitude are vital to social and emotional well-being, physical health, and reaching individual potential. Overwhelming scientific data shows that developing strong character generates greater academic outcomes, better decision making, healthier relationships, empathy, and greater citizenship. By training and developing interpersonal, intrapersonal, and intellectual strengths, CORE Scholars build the skills needed to make good decisions, have a growth mindset, show empathy toward others, and in general exhibit high emotional intelligence.
CORE is fun.
We EMPOWER students to thrive through building character, leadership traits and develop a feeling of community!