Volunteerism

Wyoming Youth Services pioneered the concept of Service Learning in the City of Wyoming. Service Learning is a method of learning that encourages students to go beyond volunteering or traditional community services by using the experience as a foundation to examine themselves, their society, and their future.  Our Service Learning program has provided area youth with innovative and thought provoking opportunities to enhance their learning while helping others.

Two key programs have been used to promote the concept of Services Learning in the community.

PROJECT LEAD
Has encouraged students to go beyond volunteering or traditional community service by using the experience as a foundation to examine themselves, their society, and their future.  This program provides area High School students with innovative and thought provoking opportunities to enhance their learning while helping others.  The most popular club at the high school, this program has now been adopted by Wyoming City Schools and will continue to flourish.

MAKE IT HAPPEN
The “Make it Happen” club offers service activities for Middle School students and furthers efforts to create a “culture of service” in Wyoming. In 2011, the club enjoyed the distinction of being named the first recipient of the “Outstanding Youth Philanthropy Award” from the Association for Fundraising Professionals.  This growing Middle School club has been adopted by Wyoming City Schools who will implement its many projects.

Looking Forward
Wyoming Youth Services will continue its involvement in promoting Services Learning throughout our schools and community by serving as a resource and connector to volunteer actives and resources within Wyoming and the greater Cincinnati community.