In keeping with the school Expected Schoolwide Learning Results that students will “effect change in their school,home and/or community by taking on leadership and support roles”, VIA assists students in using their skills, finding their passion in service, and becoming involved in the community in which they live. The school sponsors charity drives, offers service trips, and sponsors service learning projects in some classes. Our hope is that students will build a passion for service that they will carry with them long after they have graduated from Valley International Academy
Definitions of Service
- Direct Service – Students’ service directly affects and involves the recipients, The interactions are person-to-person and face-to-face, such as tutoring younger children, serving food at a soup kitchen, working with an athlete at Special Olympics.
- Indirect Service – Indirect activities do not provide service to individuals but benefit the community or environment as a whole. Examples include participation in a beach clean-up, working with Habitat for Humanity to build a home, stocking a food pantry.