WE Schools is a series of programs designed to bring service-learning to your school. No matter what you’re interested in, we have a program that will easily integrate into your day-to-day routine, whether that’s in the classroom or out.
AP® with WE Service is a unique program that engages students with service-learning activities to strengthen their understanding of AP® course content and skills.
Available: In all AP®courses
By providing educational resources, sample service actions, yearlong support and partnerships like this one with the College Board, we can observe and measure the increased academic engagement of students who participate in WE Schools programming. One educator, who has been teaching AP Environmental Science for eight years, commented:
“AP Environmental Science with WE Service is a perfect fit … adding a service component to the curriculum does for students what all teachers hope to achieve—they become more engaged and compassionate, and they come to care tremendously about what they’re learning, I think, at a higher level than they would without it.” — Aaron Baker, Educator
This program brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to explore history and current events, examine their own privileges and perceptions, and engage with Elders and community leaders in both traditional practices and in the development of crucial leadership skills such as effective communication, action planning and consensus-building.
As a result, students participating in Sacred Circle:
Learn more about Sacred Circle.
ME to WE leadership programs are customizable learning workshops for young people that empower participants to discover their potential, explore social issues, build transferable skills and create positive social change.
Designed to easily integrate into your existing curriculum, our expectations-aligned classroom resources will support your commitment to engaging students through service-learning.
During professional learning sessions, educator participants are presented with resources and teaching tools to engage their students in three ways: curricular with expectations-aligned lesson packages, extracurricular using our WE Schools Kit, which highlights annual campaigns, and co-curricular, including motivational speeches, action planning workshops and conferences.
The WE Schools program offers experiential service-learning that will educate, empower and inspire youth to take action within their schools and communities to make a difference on a local and/or global scale. These programs focus on skill development, issues awareness and action planning.
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs provide youth with the opportunity to expand on their socially innovative business plans, explore how innovation can make a difference and connect with other young entrepreneurs to collaborate. Youth will develop organizational and business skill sets while deepening their understanding of social issues—becoming powerful influencers of change.
At the WE Global Learning Center we have three Global Classrooms with Skype technology that allow our schools, groups and stakeholders to connect with our WE staff, WE Villages communities and stakeholders around the world.