Service learning is integral to the Scores model of whole child development. Beginning in the 3rd grade, Scores student teams take part in experiential community service projects through our Writing For The Community curriculum. During their spring season, students design service projects and engage in lessons that focus on research, community outreach, activism, and reflection. Through the program, students use writing as a tool to affect positive change for themselves and others. Service learning motivates students to consider their relationship to social issues such as poverty, access to healthcare & education, disaster relief, and climate change.
As Scores students move into Middle School, they transition to our flagship service-learning program, One Hen Academy. Through this full-year program, Scores Coach-Mentors guide students through the basics of starting a micro-business. Students learn about loans, marketing, product development, and the important role businesses have in the community. Students then donate the profits from their businesses to address community social issues that our student teams identify themselves.
Our One Hen Academy program is also offered year-round to local schools and globally via our online education platform.