Service as action, through community service
Action and service have always been shared values of the IB community.
Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
Service as action is a foundational element of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). It seeks to develop caring members of the community who act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and their environment.
Service as action requires students to engage with their local community through community or personal projects and provides opportunities for students to explore, design, implement, and reflect on their efforts to positively impact their local environment.
Through service as action experiences, students learn the value of community participation and gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing their immediate surroundings.
Why Are Service as Action Opportities beneficial?
Service as action not only helps students connect classroom content to the real world, but also helps them give back to the community.