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Learning How to Make an Impact

Service-learning is an acclaimed educational strategy that integrates meaningful community service with academic instruction and reflection. Using  real-life lessons about civic responsibility, SPEF enriches the traditional classroom experience by educating students on the importance of giving back and strengthening your bond with your community.   

SPEF’s Service-Learning Program is currently running for third through fifth grade classrooms in Stamford Public Schools. Classrooms participate in weekly mentoring sessions in which volunteer high school mentors discuss topics with their mentees related to service-learning. Each session concludes with a community service project, such as stocking shelves at the food bank, creating and sending holiday cards to soldiers, or cleaning up school playgrounds and parks.   

To learn more, please contact programs@spefct.org or call (203) 965-7733.  

Kyle, Hart Elementary School

“My favorite activity was cleaning Mill River Park because I liked working with my best friend. It was good to help make the world better.” 

Evan, Davenport Elementary School

“I like the Stamford Mentoring Program because I have a fun mentor and I learned about being nice and helping our community.”