Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunnyside Middle School Service - Term 2 Service Ideas and Opportunities - November + December II

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!"

\What are you going to do for your Term 2 service learning experience? How is this going to go beyond one-sided charity that doesn't build relationships? How will it go beyond your previous experiences, deepen connections, be 'two-sided,' and benefit all involved?

What service learning is NOT
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


Be on the lookout for service opportunities during the Riparian Festival on Friday, December 8th

Art Support with Mia
Mia is looking for a small number of students who are willing and available to consistently come help her in the art room in the morning once or twice a week. Check in with Mia if you would like to work with her for service.

Math Tutoring with the 1st + 2nd grade: This is a 2 day per week commitment of either helping out during Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday during lunch. See Shannon or Rebecca (room 108) if you want more details for this AWESOME opportunity.


What: Opportunity for qualified 7th and 8th-grade students to help middle school students with math, core, and Spanish homework. Peer tutors can earn school service hours.

Qualifications for being a peer tutor:
  • B or above in the subject area for tutoring
  • Core teacher and math teacher approval (signature)
  • Attend training session and sign peer tutor contract

When: 3:20-4:20  afternoons
*Students must be in the room and signed in at 3:30.  They sign out when they leave.

Where: Wednesday’s in Heidi’s room

Questions??  Contact Ashley Bevan ( or Ryan Pederson (


Steph Garden Support - Sign up outside her office door in the back of the auditorium

Cultural Exchange


Check out for many different community service opportunities for middle schoolers.

Saturday, Nov. 25th 2:00 –4:00 pm Belmont Library 1038 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd 503.988.5123

Belmont Library Teen Program: FrankenAnimals Create your very own Franken-animal or creature by hacking apart stuffed animals and reclaimed materials, then putting it all back together using needle, thread and hot glue. For the final touch, we'll be adding in animatronics to make it one of a kind.

8th Graders - High School Environmental Leadership Project (with Jan Zuckerman)

HELP (High School Environmental Leadership Project), youth from around the city coming together around environmental justice in their schools and communities, is currently organizing a series of free environmental justice tours for youth (high schoolers, 8th grade ok, too). The first one on Dec 2, from 10-4 PM, will focus in on air quality since it is on the same day as the last public hearing on Cleaner Air Oregon. The hearing will be a stop along the tour, which mainly follows the MAX Yellow Line.

We hope youth will gain their own understanding of environmental justice based on their own story and those they hear during the tour.  We are looking for youth to attend one, then help to lead one in some way in the future (need-based stipends are available for this!). We are planning to do this tour again on February 3 and April 7th, so please save those dates!

Here is the registration link. All who register and show up will be part of a raffle for some fun prizes. It’ll be a cold day and the tour will be mostly via public transit, so we will have places where we stop to warm up, have lunch and snacks and move around. The time will fly by!

Space is limited, so please ask youth to register ASAP- come with a group of friends or on their own!

For more info contact


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