• In the MYP, service as action leads towards a set of developmentally appropriate outcomes. It helps students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and their developmentally appropriate responsibility in their community by engaging them with in-depth inquiry that leads to action. With appropriate guidance and support, MYP students should, through their engagement with service as action:

    • become more aware of their own strengths and areas for growth
    • undertake challenges that develop new skills
    • discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities
    • persevere in action • work collaboratively with others
    • develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding
    • consider the ethical implications of their actions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    These learning outcomes identify the substance of students’ self-reflection on service as action. All of these learning outcomes are closely associated with IB learner profile attributes and ATL skills. Through their participation in service, students can become more confident, self-regulated learners. (Service as Action in the MYP, 2020)

    As a requirement of IB, MYP 3 (8th graders) participate in this culminating activity. The community project focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore their rights and responsibilities to implement service as action in the community. As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community. The community project may be completed individually or by groups of a maximum of three students. (Community Project Guide, 2021) 

    This handbook below provides guidance through the process. Staff members act as supervisors/mentors to assist students with all parts of the project, including assessing community needs, the process journal, the presentation, and reflection. Using the inquiry method, students investigate and research global impacts internationally while they explore the world around them.

     Marshall MYP Community Project Handbook