Introducing the WHS Center for Civic Engagement, Service Learning and Internships
Fresh off the press is the announcement of the creation of the Weston High School Center for Civic Engagement, Service Learning, and Internships, or CCESLI. Let’s call it “Cecily”, shall we, since I am not writing that out ever again. While WHS prefers to call it the “Center”, that is the designated shortcut for “downtown” Weston and all this gets very confusing.
Cecily is being designed to help WHS students find great internships and have volunteer service learning opportunities that “align with their own interests and passions and support their learning and personal growth.” As a part of the design process, WHS is working to compile a database of nonprofits, volunteer groups, businesses, and other organizations in the Greater Boston area from which students can select opportunities.
In order to support this new resource for students, Westonians/Westonites are being asked for help in building a list of opportunities available to students. If you have any connections or leads on opportunities for high school students to take on internships, volunteering, or other service learning opportunities, please use this form. Cecily administration will follow up for additional details and information and work to add opportunities to the database.
So, without stating the obvious but also stating it, the Owl has plenty of research opportunities so that will be listed. Then there’s Weston Forest & Trail Association, an actual listed not-for-profit–I can see volunteer trail projects as well as projects that we never have time to do like creating an online list/map/etc of some loop trails from easy to moderate to cliff-hanger. Hey, Weston Historical, time to get that database of street name histories going. Rotary always has stuff. What about the churches that have recently contacted the Owl to see if I knew of a community service club? Bingo! Who else has stuff going on? Garden clubs? Council on Aging?
Think about it. And then fill out the form. Cecily awaits you.