Service learning overview
Our service learning program provides students with invaluable opportunities to learn and grow by taking considered and consequential action in our community.
The program is greatly enriched by our outstanding connections with local community partners. These links give our students the opportunity to move beyond ASL and connect with and learn from the broader London community.
Community service is outcome oriented—the primary goal is to contribute to the local community, whether by tutoring children or clearing garden waste. Many ASL community service projects are organized by the PCA Community Service Committee.
Service learning develops students’ skills and understanding through engaging in an experiential educational project. The emphasis is on the learning process, not the end result.
Student-centered work encapsulates “The Five Stages of Service Learning,” outlined by Cathryn Berger Kaye:
- Inventory and investigation
- Preparation and planning
ASL students are given multiple opportunities to engage in these five stages of learning.
ASL has local community service partnerships with a variety of non-profit organizations in and around London, including schools, youth organizations, senior citizen support facilities and more.