Service Learning is an important aspect of community life at PA Virtual. The mission of the Student Services Department is to provide PA Virtual students and families with an atmosphere that supports the needs of self and family and encourages a spirit of leadership through community outreach. In January 2016, millions will come together to volunteer and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, who never stopped asking the question, "What are you doing for others?"
On January 22nd, the PA Virtual (as a cyber school community) will honor the MLK Day of Service by working together to fulfill Dr. King's vision for a better America - it's a day "on" instead of a day off. PA Virtual will be providing school-wide volunteer opportunities across the state.
PA Virtual students will be volunteering at the:
- Lancaster SPCA
- Pennsylvania SPCA
- Lawrence County Humane Society
- Western PA Humane Society
- Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
- Habitat for Humanity of Allegheny Valley
- Elmcroft of State College
- Loder Senior Center
In recognition of the national MLK Day of Service, PA Virtual would also like to encourage everyone to make Monday, January 18th, “A Day On! Not a Day Off”. Please take some time on January 18th to celebrate the contributions and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by performing a service related activity in your area such as:
- American Red Cross National Blood Drive Month
- Food banks
- Homeless shelter
- Animal shelter
- Brighten up a community center
- Read/craft activity for the elderly
- Read to children at your local library
- Volunteer at a hospital
- Clean up and or paint project
You can find other volunteer opportunities on January 18th on the MLK Day of Service website. Roll up your sleeves and find a service related activity in your local community on the 18th!
Feel free to share your plans and pictures about how you are spending “A Day On! Not a Day Off!”