This is an opportunity for students to fulfill a service learning requirement while helping the young patients at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
PREPARATION: In order for students to acquire greater depth and meaning in their work, it is necessary for them to have an understanding of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Visit the Hopkins Children’s website at www.hopkinschildrens.org to learn more about our mission and the depth of our services.
ACTION: Students may choose an idea from this handbook, the Kids Helping Hopkins website www.hopkinschildrens.org/kidshelpinghopkins or they can come up with their own. Often, a student or club or group within the school takes on the responsibilities of organizing and managing a project. Also, students could take on a leadership role in an elementary school and introduce the program there.
REFLECTION: Students may choose to complete journal entries, an essay, make a video or a photographic essay or write a newspaper article capturing their involvement and reactions to the service learning experience.