To gain community volunteers to become environmental stewards and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Freshman F.I.R.S.T. actualizes its name- Freshman- Integrating- Resources-Service-Learning- Together in environmental stewardship. Pioneering a school/ community initiative, 410 ninth graders showcase learning into action in a continuum of inter-generational services to identify and address community needs related to preserving and conserving limited environmental resources. Our wish to have volunteers of all ages join us.
Project Freshman F.I.R.S.T. which actualizes Freshman- Integrating- Resources-Service-Learning- Together in year around environmental stewardship. Pioneering a community/school initiative, community volunteers of all ages are coordinating with 410 ninth graders to implement and showcase “learning into action” in a continuum of inter-generational services to identify and address community needs related to preserving and conserving limited environmental resources. It engages the support of caring and concerned community adults working side by side with students in their application of academic skills learned in Environmental Studies, Biology and Language Arts classes into community service, fostering organizational skills, effective communications skills and realistic application of problem solving processes, logic and budgeting.
It facilitates the design and dissemination of an effective model Community Service Learning Program that advances environmental stewardship, youth leadership and fosters nationwide replication through the design and dissemination of a Project Freshman FIRST Program Operations Guide.
From Dr. King Service days to Global Youth Service Days Freshman F.I.R.S.T. nurtur environmental stewardship in Reuse, Recycle and Respecting limited natural resources. Youth led service learning projects: fostering civic responsibility in environmental stewardship; developing leadership skills; instilling a true sense of ownership into community; cultivating intergenerational respect; advancing a positive understanding of one’s neighbors in outreach to serve identified local needs and bridging the gaps of culture, economics and social differences.