Get Outside of Your Box!
In a day when young people are being challenged to be competitive in a global economy, a great deal of emphasis is often placed on academic pursuits. Although this is important, as people we should not forget about our responsibilities to our fellow man. The Bible reminds us that “…as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise” (Luke 6:31) and “…let each esteem other better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3).
It is therefore important that we give attention to the needs of our fellow man. In order to encourage our students to expand their world to include service to others, we encourage them to get involved in volunteer work.
The state of Florida even requires community service hours for earning Bright Futures scholarships. Bright Futures guidelines draw a distinction between simple volunteer hours and community service hours based on the intent behind the chosen field where the student is serving.
Reporting Your Hours!
The CCA Community Service Hour Log Sheet can be used to record all service hours. These hours must be turned into the FCCS Guidance office by the end of the school year to be recorded in the permanent student record and to appear on high school transcripts.