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Caroline County students helping preserve a historic mill site in their community.
Caroline County students helping preserve
a historic mill site in their community.


Service-learning experiences also allow student to explore what it means to be an active, engaged citizen.

Students who are involved with high quality service-learning experiences perform better academically, are more engaged with school, and strengthen their teamwork, social, and civic participation skills.


Bring Learning to Life (video)

Maryland’s Seven Best Practices for Service-Learning


  1. Address a recognized need in the community

  2. Achieve curricular objectives

  3. Reflect throughout the service-learning experience

  4. Develop student responsibility

  5. Establish community partnerships

  6. Plan ahead for service-learning

  7. Equip students with knowledge and skills needed for civic engagement