Thousands of Students Will be able to Engage in Service Learning While Taking AP
Thousands of Students Will be able to Engage in Service Learning While Taking APCollege Board Communications
Today, the College Board and WE announced a collaboration that will incorporate service learning into all AP courses. Combining the course credit earning power of the College Board’s AP® program with WE’s high-impact, service-learning program will unlock a unique opportunity for students to apply classroom lessons to real-world situations on a local and global scale.
Originally offered in six AP courses during the pilot phase, AP® with WE Service is now offered across all AP courses. “All AP students now have access to one of the most powerful learning tools, the combination of classroom knowledge and working in real world settings and situations,” said Jason Manoharan, Vice President for AP Program Management and Strategy at the College Board. “AP students in this program have the chance to tackle real issues and challenges, find a passion and help the community around them.”
The pilot showed promising impact for the partnership. AP® with WE service has enhanced the AP experience of 5,000 students in over 45 states and 15 countries. AP teachers have already witnessed the power of incorporating service learning into their curricula.
“My AP Computer Science A students and I partnered with a local community service organization in our area as well as a remote community in Kenya. Students and I agree that this work forced them to grapple with many very real-world issues regarding software development. It was incredibly valuable for me and my students to participate in this project,” said Katie O’Shaughnessey, Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY
Administrators and teachers interested in participating can go to www.collegeboard.org/apwe and complete the form. Students interested in joining the program should talk to their AP teacher. For more information about WE, visit WE.org.