The Humanities Institute fosters a service-based mindset through each of its areas of study. We want our students to be the leaders of altruistic initiatives, to be the ones who pave the way for postive change in the world. With this in mind, students will participate in AP with We Service, as well as other service-based tasks during their course of study. Keep checking this page for future opportunities.
AP with WE Service
By combining the academic challenge and rigor of Advanced Placement® with WE’s education and citizenship model, AP with WE Service creates an opportunity for students to consider their classroom work and how it applies to the real world, while working closely with their peers to address social issues.
What Is Service Learning?
Service learning is an academic pedagogy distinct from volunteering or participating in community service. While service learning does involve performing service, it is based on a structured academic foundation. To learn more about the impacts of service learning, see At A Glance: What We Know about The Effects of Service-Learning on College Students, Faculty, Institutions and Communities, 1993-2000: Third Edition (PDF/265KB) , a compilation of research by faculty at Vanderbilt University.
Students who participate in service learning within the WE framework apply their academic learning to real-life settings and situations by being active in meaningful community-based service. In addition, they work on problems that make academic learning relevant while enhancing their leadership and social skills, analytic ability, and civic responsibility.
By incorporating hands-on service-learning projects into AP courses, AP with WE Service empowers students to become leaders and agents of change.