Student Service Learning (SSL) in the Room 204 : 301-469-1235
Ms. Tishya Soni-Chopra
For summer preapproval, scroll to the bottom of the page for contact information of Kimberly Roberts,
MCPS SSL Program Coordinator. Allow 2 weeks for approval turnaround.
NEXT SSL DEADLINE: FRIDAY, September 29, 2017 for hours earned in June - August.
Guidelines for working on elections (including Board of Education elections)
Turn in your SSL forms to the table in the MAIN OFFICE to the right of Mrs. Polis's desk.
Deadline for January - May hours was the first Friday in June.
Documentation of service performed during the summer (June - August)
will be due to the school-based SSL coordinator. Form should be submitted to the grade level containers in the Main Office.
Hours earned before June 1, 2017 are no longer being accepted.
Scroll down for approved SSL opportunities.
SSL Video: Why do we need SSL.
SSL Information Sheet in 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese)
September SSL Newsletter (Sent via Edline on 9.3.14)
How many SSL hours do I need for graduation?
SSL Guidelines for Community Organization
SSL Guidebook (English Version)
MCPS SSL Webpage
Basics of "How to Get SSL Hours"
MCVC (Montgomery County Volunteer Center) Website Hints for Student Volunteers
SSL Opportunities Already PreApproved
This is a SEARCH ENGINE set up by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC). Only those organizations with the graduation cap (mortar board) icon have been approved by MCPS. Before starting with an organization, please check with this site. In some instances, our students have been lead to believe that non-approved organizations had approved status. This is why it is crucial that you check this out for yourself. Any student needing assistance with searches may stop by to see Mrs. Tilles before or after school, or during the lunch period.
Other ways to find opportunities:
- SSL Bulletin Board located between rooms 107 and 109. Another SSL Buleltin Board in the Counseling Office
- Opportunity announcements sent home through Edline. (You must "manage account" on Edline to accept emails from the school in order to receive these.)
- Opportunity announcements sent home through the Churchill Blips. You must subscribe to BLIPS to receive these.Butterfly at Brooksifr
Boy Scout/Girl Scout SSL Guidelines
SSL Guidelines for Faith Organizations in the Community - Students may not earn SSL for volunteering in any religious school unless the activity is directly related to community outreach to secular charitable organizations.
Guidelies for working on elections(including Board of Education elections)
Pre-Approval Form for SSL MCPS 560-50 [Now called "Request for Individual SSL"] - All preapprovals expire on May 31 of the current school year.
THIS IS A TWO SIDED DOCUMENT. SEE SAMPLE WITH HIGHLIGHTED AREAS.
SSL Verification MCPS 560-51 Must be submitted before the deadlines that are printed on the form.
Highlighted MCPS SSL Approved Opportunities
Happening now (All are SSL Approved):
Seneca Valley Pony Club <--Opportunities for June 17-18 and September 2-3 2017
Rockville Nursing Home looking for volunteers.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY TRAIL WORKS
Montgomery COUNTY PARKS OPPORTUNITIES
Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Application Packet
Big Learning Foreign Language (FLES)
Big Learning Science and Engineering
Interfaith Clothing Center on Twinbrook Parkway <--------------------One of the best SSL opportunity to get a lot of hours.
Girl Scout Counsil of The Nation's Capital Click here for MCPS SSL Scouting Guidelines.
International Cancer Alliance For Research (iCARE)
Chinese American Parents and Students Association (CAPSA)
Civil Air Patrol - BCC Composite Squadron
G-burg Vettes, Inc. (Gaithersburg Corvette Club)
Stepping Stones Shelter (Rockville)
Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Field of Dreams Therapeutic Riding
Your Dog's Friend
Lost Dog And Cat Rescue
Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)
Special Olympics Md. - Montgomery County (All other Special Olympics Need Preapproval)
Culture Center of T.E.C.R.O
YMCA of Bethesda-Chevy Chase
YMCA of Silver Spring
Emeritus At Potomac Assisted Living (Formerly Summerville)
The Village at Rockville Assisted Living (Formerly National Lutheran Home)
Farmland Child Development Center (at Wayside Elementary)
Women Who Care Ministries
Friends of The Library - Montgomery County
A Wider Circle
George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy, Inc.
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County (All other HFH need preapproval)
Ten Thousand Villages Store in Rockville
Humanity TV, Inc.
Department of Parks: Montgomery County
Bethesda Lacrosse Association
Montgomery Thrift Shop Association
Student Athletes For Educational Opportunities
VisArts in Rockville
BlackRock Center For The Arts
Scholarships with SSL Components
SHULMAN, ROGERS, GANDAL, PORDY & ECKER, P.A., YOUTH COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS :
Ladies of IMANI Scholarship (not associated with IMANI Temple or any of its affiliates)
National Hook-Up of Black Women Scholarship
Click here for letter on how to get MCPS SSL Approved.
Parent and/or Guardian can contact individual organizations to verify safety and background check information. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to determine if an organization or service opportunity is appropriate and safe for their child.
MCPS SSL Coordinator: