Building a commitment to community service
Following our educational mission, the Lycée Français de Chicago is committed to educating students to become well-rounded members and leaders in a global community. Service learning projects and experiences engage students in ways that will expand their awareness of the world outside themselves and of the needs of others.
Elementary and middle school service learning
Elementary students (Kindergarten-grade 5) take part in various projects, organized by teachers and the community service coordinator, to begin to build the culture of service in their minds and in their practice. Projects are linked to curriculum in order to maximize learning potentials.
Some elementary school projects include:
- beach cleanups
- donation drives
Middle school students (grades 6-8) take part in community service projects which are chosen and developed by the Student Council. These projects are more significant in terms of duration, student effort, number of projects during the school year, and direct involvement with the community than projects in the elementary grades.
High school service learning
At the high school level, students are required to complete ten hours of community service per year. The high school’s Community Service Club organizes group activities, but students are free to pursue their own service interests.
Some examples of community service projects include:
- serving in a food pantry
- tutoring students
- environmental cleanup
- caring for the elderly
For Further questions about the community service program, contact Victor Lombardi