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Service in Schools Libguide: Students Taking Action Today

May-June 2022 Presentations

Students Taking Action Today is a weekly youth service-learning program for students in grades 4-8. During spring 2022, students participated in service-learning during an academic class or after-school club. They engaged in research, action, and reflection on one of the following service topics: animal welfare, disability rightsfood access, or housing and homelessness.

Students completed activities such as interviewing experts and analyzing engaging media to build background knowledge on the topic. Then they drafted components of an advocacy campaign and took an action in their school or local community. Students shared their learning and advocacy pieces with an authentic audience of peers, families, and educators at the Service in Schools Student Showcases throughout May and June 2022. You can view students' presentations and advocacy campaigns below. 

Thursday, May 26

What is an emotional support animal and how can they help students with disabilities? How has the treatment of students with disabilities changed over time and how can we make our communities more inclusive? Why should we use reusable water bottles and get involved in Plastic Free Lunch Day? Find out from these awesome classes and Green Team: 

Thursday, June 16

Both humans and animals need housing where they are comfortable and safe! Support your local animal shelter, start a pantry in your school, and tell elected officials that NYC needs affordable housing just like these incredible classes did: 

Wednesday, June 15

Learn about communities impacted by food insecurity, how to support your local animal shelter and take care of local water fowl, and how universal design can support people with disabilities and the whole community. These amazing Students Taking Action Today groups have learned all this and more: 

Friday, June 17

How can young people impact the complicated and interconnected issues of homelessness, food access, and food waste? These amazing Students Taking Action Today groups have learned all this and more: 

  • I.S. 61 Leonardo Da Vinci (Queens): Housing
  • P.S. 89 (Queens): Food Access 
  • P.S. 889 (Brooklyn): Housing