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					The Power of Student Energy
        Information Session
                            Chevron Spirit Awards
                         Keep Bakersfield Beautiful
                              In collaboration with
              Kern County Superintendent of Schools

                          Office of Christine Lizardi Frazier
                       Kern County Superintendent of Schools
                               Advocates for Children

            Name
           School
           Subject
           KernServe Initiative
      Michael Figueroa
 KernServe Program Manager

KernServe Initiative Districts: Maricopa, Richland,
Wasco Elementary, Kern High, Tehachapi, Fruitvale,
Southern Kern, Delano High, KCSOS Court &
Community Schools
KernServe provides professional development and
technical assistance, mini-grants, transportation, and
capacity building for service-learning in the school
districts listed above
   Power of Student Energy
Information Session Summary

            Funding
            Purpose
        Service-Learning
       Application Process
       City of Bakersfield
         Requirements
           Questions
Chevron Spirit Awards - between $2,500 and $10,000 to a broad
  selection of nonprofits that work with basic human needs, education
  and economic and civic development.

                                    Keep Bakersfield Beautiful – working
                                      together with KCSOS to provide
                                      funding for recycling,
                                      gardening/beautification, and public
                                      service announcements via service-
          What is Service-Learning?

Service-Learning is an instructional strategy that connects academic
 curriculum to meeting real community needs through service. This
  methodology allows students the opportunity to learn and develop
    through meaningful experiences and active civic participation.
   •Integrated Learning     Review Handout: Seven
                            Elements of High-Quality
   •High-Quality Service    Service-Learning
   •Student Voice          Visit:
   •Civic Responsibility

Community Service vs Service-Learning

Community Service                          Service-Learning
•Usually done on a co-curricular basis     •Integrates academic study with community
for personal growth or for group           service in a way that makes "learning"
bonding.                                   more intentional (e.g., through reflective
                                           writing, group discussions, and other
•Does not usually carry academic
credit.                                    •Incorporates the concept of "mutuality"
•Planning is often the responsibility of   (i.e., several parties are included in the
those providing the service.               planning of the program, such as faculty,
•Often viewed as a project, program,       students, and those being "served").
or experience, rather than a pedagogy.     •Fosters participant learning about the
•While "student learning" is likely to     larger social issues that are driving the
take place, it is not an intentional or    need for service.
                                           •Emphasizes a rhythm of reflection-action-
primary focus.
Community Service vs Service-Learning
     Community Service vs. Service Learning: Service learning projects
     emphasize both the service and the learning. By applying classroom
     content to community settings, service-learning is a way to provide
     more authenticity and purpose for classroom learning. By contrast,
     community service emphasizes the habits and skills of volunteerism.

Community Service                          Service-Learning
•Students participate as volunteers in a   •Students feel their local park is unsafe
planned community clean-up.                because of drug and alcohol users.
                                           Students organize a park clean-up event
                                           with local waste management. Garbage is
                                           separated into two categories: 1) drug and
                                           alcohol related 2) non-drug and alcohol
                                           related. Garbage is measured and results
                                           are graphed. Students design a
                                           powerpoint presentation to present to
                                           Parks and Recreation Board in an attempt
                                           to pass an ordinance that requires a permit
                                           for alcohol use at the park.
Application of Intent to Participate

  • Contact Information

  • Principal/Administrator Approval

  • Project Type

  • One or Two Content Standards Addressed in Project

  • Brief Description of Project (150 – 250 words)
      • Include outcomes and Chevron staff engagement plans
                     Project Description
         Within project description, proposal must comment on the following:
1) Recycling projects – a) pre/post survey to increase awareness of recycling on
   campus b) pre/post assessment on CA standard addressed through project c) school
   adopts a green culture d) engage 25 Chevron staff as guest speakers or volunteers in
   recycling program
2) Garden/Beautification – a) before and after photos b) pre/post assessment on CA
   standard addressed through project c) school adopts a green culture d) engage 20
   Chevron staff in a planting or beautification day
3) PSA – a) viewed by 90% of school population b) pre/post assessment on CA
   standard addressed through project c) school adopts a green culture d) distribute
   PSA through other outlets including 200 Chevron volunteers who will judge
   produced material
               City of Bakersfield

Keep Bakersfield Beautiful
Mission -
”To engage
individuals to take greater
responsibility for improving
their community."
       Application Process
   Applications are due January 31, 2011 by 5pm.
   The applications will be reviewed by a team of KCSOS,
    KBB, and City of Bakersfield representatives. Teachers
    must submit one copy by email to Michael Figueroa at AND a SIGNED fax copy to 661-

   This is a competitive process; however, the program will
    work to accept as many teachers into the network as
   As a consortium, we encourage all interested teachers to
    apply. Schools within Bakersfield City limits will receive
   To receive $250 stipend, teachers must:
      Submit an application
      Use service-learning as an instructional strategy with the
        proposed project.
      Engage Chevron volunteers
      Adhere to project requirements

          Michael Figueroa
    KernServe Program Manager
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
   School Community Partnerships
   1300 17th St – University Square
       Bakersfield, CA 93301
       Phone: 661-636-4487
         Fax: 661-636-4329