Students Explore Options For Community Service

Students Explore Options For Community Service

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Yorba Linda and Esperanza High School have a requirement that all students have to spend at least 40 hours of community service in order to graduate, according to esperanza.net.

Seniors at Yorba Linda need to have to turn in a verification sheet by May 1 to graduate and take place in the ceremony, according to ylhs.org.

Students at both schools can take community service during the summer, but the verification sheets must be turned in by September first, reported ylhs.org.

“Students must volunteer (and not be paid) for a non-profit organization.  Most students complete their service hours by volunteering through charity organizations (CHOC, Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen, etc.), churches, schools, hospitals, and sports programs (JUSA, AYSO, Pop Warner, etc.),” stated Brianne Gullotti, a counselor for Esperanza High School.

“Incoming freshmen are allowed to start their service hours as soon as they have been promoted from 8th grade,” stated Brianne Gullotti.

“Community service is common and it’s part of the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District’s graduation requirements.  Not all school districts require students to participate in community service but the PYLUSD does.  A total of forty hours must be completed by June 1st of the year the student will graduate,” stated Gullotti.

“On January 7, 1997, the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Board of Education voted in favor of a new community service graduation requirement,” explained  esperanza.net.