In this apprenticeship, students will become community problem solvers. They will identify community (school, neighborhood or beyond) strengths and needs based on their own experiences and will plan for how their own unique strengths and talents can be used to make their community a better place. They will use a problem-solving process to brainstorm, vet, and select a community need and a solution to that community issue. Students will then get to test out their solution through a community service project that addresses the community need they selected.
In the process, they will reflect on their experience, practice researching in various sources and learn how to conduct an impact assessment. The apprenticeship will culminate in a WOW! Video, which will showcase students’ progress becoming community problem solvers.