Community Service

 Service Learning in the Middle Years Program

Service Learning is a requirement for all students at John F. Kennedy High School in the Middle Years Programme.  It is an essential component to enable students to learn by doing and experiencing.  Through participation in service learning, students have opportunities to apply what they learn in school to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment, and to develop the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.  The expectation is that year 4 MYP students (9th grade) will complete 20 hours per year of service learning, and year 5 MYP students (10th grade) will complete 30 hours per year of service learning.  An essential and required component of recording service learning hours is the reflection; students write about their goals and target learning outcomes of the service activity.

IB Diploma Program CAS Requirements

Creativity, action, service (CAS) encourages students to be involved in activities as individuals and as part of a team that take place in local, national and international contexts. Creativity, action, service enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development as well as their social and civic development, through experiential learning, lending an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the IB Diploma Programme.

Students record their activities and reflections online at

Looking for somewhere to do Community Service?

Volunteer Opportunities Tool Kit

All for Good

Children’s Museum of Denver

Denver Dumb Friends League

Denver Parks and Recreation

Denver Rescue Mission

Food Bank of the Rockies

Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver

Idea List

Metro Volunteers

Museo de las Americas

Project Angel Heart

The Senior Hub

Servicios de la Raza

South Suburban Parks and Recreation

Volunteer Guide

Volunteer Match

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch

Porter Hospital – 303-778-5693

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s – 303-839-6619