Community Service

In order for students to satisfy the community service requirement for Bright Futures eligibility, they must:

· Develop a written community service plan which addresses a social problem or concern and his or her personal involvement in addressing the issue.

· Submit community service documentation to a school counselor upon completion of the approved activity, which includes an essay or other presentation in which the student evaluates and reflects upon his or her experience.

· Community service projects will not be accepted if they were completed:

· For a family member

· Prior to the summer before entering Grade 9 Beginning with the 2019-2020 school-year, all high schools will use the OCPS School Community Service Plan to document community service for OCPS students.

School counselors must:

· Approve student plans prior to implementation.

· Review documentation upon completion.

· Check for signatures from the student, parent/guardian, and a representative of the organization for which the student performed the volunteer service work.