Cathedral Service Learning
Cathedral High School earns grant totaling nearly $28,000
Indianapolis, Ind. — Students and faculty from Cathedral High School are celebrating the news that they have been awarded a $27,930 grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board for a project dubbed, “Bringing Botany Alive!”
Known widely throughout the state for its Catholic tradition of exceptional academic programs, Cathedral teachers use Service Learning as a pedagogy to inform their students on how their class can affect the greater community.
Liz Browning and Katie Lewis are the two teachers that coordinate and assist Service Learning Experiences.
What is service learning?
Service learning is a teaching method that provides students unique opportunities to understand the connections between what they’re learning in the classroom and real life community challenges and issues. Service learning is a type of experiential learning and is intentionally connected to a course, such as science, government, English, Spanish, and theology.
Why is service learning important for Cathedral students?
For the past 20 years, educators K-16 have seen extraordinary academic results by engaging students in their own learning process through the service learning teaching method.
- Students benefit academically, socially, and emotionally;
- They develop skills related to course content and critical thinking, leadership, and consensus building skills;
- They may explore numerous career options;
- And come to appreciate the value of spiritual and civic responsibility through active participation in their local, regional, and global communities.
Sandi Scheetz’s Speech Class with the kindergarteners from Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School whose teacher is Katie Boyd, an alum of CHS