Service Learning Overview

  • Purpose

    Vernon Malone College and Career Academy recognizes the benefits of connecting students within their community.  This experience utilizes the skills developed through Project Based Learning (PBL).  In addition, it supports your high school resume which is an essential element of college and career readiness. 

    Vernon Malone was a community activist and was known for supporting communities in North Carolina.  He is remembered for being a humanitarian who engaged in random acts of kindness.  Vernon Malone College and Career Academy embodies his legacy through instilling these values.

    Your Service Learning Experience should foster your understanding of how you can make your community a better place.  The process of seeking a service opportunity, committing your time to an organization, contributing to identified outcomes and engaging in a network beyond high school should be an enriching and valuable experience for you.



    · VMCCA students are highly encouraged to participate in Service Learning.

    · VMCCA students should complete 40 hours total.  Recommended 10 hours per year.  

    · VMCCA students may select the organization they want to serve.  

    · VMCCA students may complete their service learning in groups, individually, or through student organizations.

    · VMCCA students will submit their documentation sheet for credit and will receive recognition in the graduation program for completing 40+ hours.  

    · All service learning must directly benefit  people, animals, etc.