Why is community/service learning such a strong focus at CCA?
We have found that connecting young adults to their community can be extremely beneficial. It not only prepares students for their futures, but it promotes active engagement in the community. Through extensive research, the United Health Group found that volunteering in ones community boosts confidence, promotes friendship, lowers stress levels, and creates an overall sense of achievement.
As a parent/guardian how can I get more involved in service?
At the beginning of each year we have a meet and greet night where all the parents are invited to meet one another as well as the community mentors that will be working with the students. Additionally, we host a parent Service…show more content… Therefore, we see it as beneficial to provide students with an opportunity to get out of the classroom and learn “in the real world.” Having mentors allows students to make connections with members of the community whom they can interact with and learn from. Children are naturally curious; therefore, as educators we feel it is our job to foster this curiosity. Additionally, pairing students with mentors provides the students with a positive role model to look up to. Lastly, by having mentors in the community, children feel a stronger tie to their community.
Yes! CCA is a diverse learning environment. We recognize that every child is different and has unique needs. As a result, we try to cater to all types of learners. By using project based learning, we allow students to create projects that highlight their skills and talents. Additionally, CCA is dedicated to creating a welcoming, diverse learning environment. We have many clubs that are committed to promoting acceptance and inclusion.
Is CCA a safe learning environment?
Yes, CCA is committed to providing a safe environment for all students to learn in. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, an individual’s self-fulfillment needs, such as self-actualization, cannot be reached until basic needs, such as safety, are met. Therefore, we strive to provide our students with a safe environment that is