Service Learning

Director: Patrick Walsh

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service learning students serving pre-packaged food

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Annual Service Events

National Day of Service and Remembrance - 9/11
World Kindness Day - 11/13
National Family Volunteer Day - 11/18
International Volunteer Day - 12/5
Human Rights Day - 12/10
National Mentoring Month - January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day - 2/17
Read Across America Day - 3/2
Global Youth Service Day - 4/26-28
National Volunteer Week -
April 21-27
Join Hands Day - 5/4


The purpose of MPS Service Learning is to encourage, support, and recognize service learning in all Mesa schools.

Our mission is to engage all teachers and their students in meaningful community service experiences that teach and reinforce the curriculum.

Mesa Service Learning is a network of teachers, students, administrators, and community organizations whose collaboration builds opportunities for youth service.
It is part of academic and extracurricular programs at all levels of education.

At the secondary level the high schools, junior highs, and focus schools each have a "service learning coach," a teacher who guides the school's faculty and students in a variety of service learning activities.

Over 200 local, national, and international organizations benefit from student service each year.

Mesa Student Citizen of the Year
Deadline is 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Janurary 18, 2024

2022-23 Summer Volunteering

Honor Programs


Mesa Service Learning administers a mini-grant program for service learning activities involving Mesa Public Schools students of all ages.

Mini-grants are available to Mesa school groups for service learning activities that are either curriculum-based or extracurricular.

A service learning project is defined as one or more community service activities that benefit the students’ school, neighborhood, or greater community and include articulated learning goals for the youth participants. Applicants are encouraged to plan the project with input from the clients or organization who will benefit in order to ensure the project is timely and needed.

A school group may not receive more than two grants during the school year. Preference will be given to school groups who have not received a grant in the past.

A final report is due within a month after completion of a funded project.

Mini-grants are funded by ECA donations.

Funds may be used for supplies, materials, equipment, and transportation.

  • The total request for each application may not exceed $500.

  • Up to $300 may be allocated for supplies, materials, and equipment.

  • Up to $300 may be allocated for transportation.

  • But the total can only be $500!

  • And you are welcome to ask for less!