Education of the mind without education of the heart is no education at all.
Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. It is a form of experiential education aimed at enhancing and enriching student learning in course material. It is student-centered, hands-on and directly applicable to the curriculum.
At Academy of Whole Learning we practice a three prong approach to service learning. We academically prepare the students through course subject matter, participate in the service learning experiences, and finish with group discussion where the teacher ties the experience to the course material.