Senior Service Projects 2013
Forms and Details
Senior Service Project Supervisor Guidelines
The Senior Service Project (SSP) at Lincoln School is intended to provide seniors a period of transition between Lincoln School and college matriculation, and is an important opportunity for skill building and self-realization. The unique nature of this service project presents each girl with the opportunity to provide service to an organization or individual for a period of two weeks (a minimum of 45 hours), commencing on Monday, May 20 and ending on Friday, May 31, 2013. Each member of the Class of 2013 will select from a wide range of identified service opportunities or you may research and commit to a project of your own design. This time of service, regardless of setting, encourages independence, commitment and introspection as well as a willingness to work hard and contribute to the mission of the organization.
Successful completion of the Senior Service Project requires that each student meet the following criteria:
- Each Project is an individual endeavor – no partnerships
- Commit to a minimum of 23 hours of service at your site each week.
- Maintain a daily personal journal for reflection on your experience.
- In response to the weekly Query, post to the SSP BLOG daily (minimum of 1 post /day).
- Check-in with your “on-site” supervisor daily.
- Check-in with your Lincoln School supervisor weekly**
- Final Presentation of your experience to Members of the Class of 2013, Upper School students, and faculty on Friday, June 7, 2013.
As a member of the Class of 2013, you will have the opportunity to select your project site from some of the organizations listed below and other similar non-profit organizations:
- Sojourner House
- Providence Animal Rescue League
- Mobile Loaves and Fishes
- Backpack Program
- South County Outreach
- The Woman’s Center
- Farm Fresh RI
- Angels on Horseback
- Amos House
- McKinney Shelter
- Clean Water Action
- RI Food Bank
- Habitat for Humanity
- Lucy’s Hearth
- McAulay House
- Providence Granola
- International Institute
- Lend a Hand Therapeutic Riding Program
Senior Service Project application available below
** A Lincoln School adult of your choice (Advisor; Class Coordinator, etc.). Weekly check-in may be electronic or a face-to-face communication as arranged with your Lincoln supervisor.
- Each girl and her on-site supervisor will meet daily.
- Each girl and her Lincoln supervisor will meet/communicate weekly.
- Each girl will record daily reflections and post to SSP BLOG daily (in the spirit of the weekly Query).
- Each girl will produce a ‘Final Product’ from her SSP work. It may be in the form of a paper, word processed and carefully proofread, which gives a deeper meaning to the project. Other final works could include a video/movie, a power point presentation, a painting or any artistic rendering that depicts what you learned from your service project.
- The student will present her final product on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8:30 am. All US students, faculty, parents, and on-site supervisors are invited to attend.
Each Senior should submit one of the two forms below
Senior Service Project Proposal Form - to be submitted by April 19
Independent Senior Service Project Proposal Form to be submitted by April 19
The forms below must be submitted for each Senior
Parent/Guardian Release Form Due by Friday, May 3
Code of Conduct Due Friday May 10