International Baccalaureate at North Meck Creativity, Action, Service

Basic Requirements for MYP

9th Grade - 35 hours by May 1, 2016

10th Grade - 40 hours by May 1, 2016

*Turn-In Dates: The 1st of Every Month

Take the MYP Community Service Litmus Test! If you're wondering what the guidelines are for the MYP community service, see if your activities meet these objectives:


1, Is it ONGOING? We want to see that students are making service in the community a regular part of life--not hours to be checked off as "done." For that reason, there are no limits on summer hours, and we encourage students to surpass the hourly minimum. Choose activities that may be weekly or monthly or may span several weeks or months. We require that students continue to be involved in service activities throughout the year and have not simply "checked off the hours" in one limited period of time, or through one single activity. Service to others should be ongoing.

2, Is it OUTREACH? We want students to move beyond their own communities and expand their comfort zones. For this reason, we require that service activities get students involved with others they may not know or may not already be connected to. Yes, students may certainly work through and with their churches, youth groups, scouts, or other organizations, but their service should touch the lives of people beyond those with whom they are already familiar.

3, Is it ON TIME? We want students to see how being involved in creativity, action, and service changes them ... how they grow as a result! In order to do this, activities must be documented monthly, and students must take a little time to reflect, in writing, about the things they've been involved in. On the first of every month, students are to submit documentation of their activities from the previous month. Forms for reflection and Logs for keeping track of hours may be found here:



Building the Bridge to Diploma Program CAS

In order to be in sync with the Diploma Program's Creativity, Action, and Service requirement, we encourage students to get involved! For students who participate on teams, or in clubs, or other activities that require commitment, hours may be earned.
  • 5 hours may be applied for ongoing ACTION: a school or club sport, working out at a gym, dance or gymnastics, cheerleading, anything that is helping you be healthier through being physically active.
  • 5 hours may also be applied for ongoing CREATIVITY: art classes, chess club, theatre, music lessons, baking, math/science competitions, DECA, debate team, anything that works your mind and imagination.

Basic Requirements for DP

150+ hours during the course of the Diploma Program (approximately 75 per year).
Hours should be balanced between Creativity, Action, and Service.
Projects should include both DOCUMENTATION and REFLECTION.



Please see Mrs. Cook to file your documentation and to help address your questions.



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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


This is list is currently (AND ALWAYS!!) under construction! Keep an eye out of opportunities, organizations, and contacts!


Check out the following additional links for some volunteer programs:

Hands on Charlotte

Playing for Others

Volunteer Match


Girls Night Out at NMHS

February 26 from 2:15 - 4:45
Sign up here to help!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4daca928a1f58-volunteer

Helicopter Egg Drop

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Saturday, March 19 behind Blythe Elementary and North Meck HS from 12-4
Volunteers needed for planning, set-up, clean-up, and participation!
Sponsored by Lorraine Academy & Crosspointe Alliance Church
Contact: stephanie@thelorraineacademy.org

Hornets Nest Elementary Needs You!

Would you like to be a literacy volunteer? Looking for students who can work with 3rd graders once a week.
Flexible with days and times!
Contact: Mrs. Hernandez at wendy1.hernandez@cms.k12.nc.us or at 980-343-6110

Sow Much Good: Volunteer Opportunity

704-947-6842, ext 403
Robin.emmons@sowmuchgood.org
www.sowmuchgood.org

Hope House Foundation's Heart Hope Event

February 13 from 6-11 pm
Volunteer Meeting is February 7 at The Waterbean in Huntersville (2-3 pm but attendance isn't required).
Students needed to help with guest arrival, manning the auction tables, decorations, etc...
Sign Up Genius:

www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A45A4A822A13-heart
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Friendship Gala, A Night at the Grammy's: Volunteer Opportunity at Trillium Springs

Friday, February 12th from 5:30-8pm.
Volunteers needed to help serve food, welcome guests, facilitate games, & clean up.
Contact: Leigh Peters at tsmptamom@gmail.com

Corvian Community School 5K

Saturday, March 12
Help needed for packet distribution, parking, refreshments, directional help on the course, and cheering!
Sign Up Genius:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944adad28abff2-race



Charlotte Hornets Community Corner Needs You!

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Students needed to help at Time Warner Cable Arena at Hornets home games! Click below for information and the volunteer sign-up sheet. You may contact Ms. Jones here at school at lori.jones@cms.k12.nc.us for assistance!


Tutoring opportunities at Ranson Middle School & JMA Middle School

Contact Mrs. Regen in Guidance, or email harriet.regen@cms.k12.nc.us


Tutoring at Blythe Elementary

Contact Karen Poppen at Caterpillar Ministries at dwpoppen@att.net. The application may be found below.




Amigos de Cristo Tutoring

Amigos de Cristo provides academic support to children in the Latino/Hispanic community so that they may succeed in End of Grade (EOG) testing. Offers homework support, basic remedial help in reading, writing, math and small group tutoring.
  • Tutoring takes place on Monday & Tuesday from 4:00 - 5:30 at Huntersville Presbyterian, 201 South Old Statesville Road
  • If you would like to tutor please contact Rosemary Klein at klein924@earthlink.net.


GenerationNation and the Charlotte Youth Council

Seeking student volunteers for an exciting service-learning opportunity. See how our community works and learn about civic issues. This organization sponsors Kids Voting. Visit the GenerationNation website for youth leadership. See information below and contact Amy Farrell at amy@generationnation.org.






LEARNS Works at Ada Jenkins

It’s that time again-School Time, and Ada Jenkins Center LEARN Works Tutoring and Enrichment Program has volunteer opportunities for the 2015-16 School Year (September-May).

Tutor and mentor our elementary or middle school students Mon.-Fri., 2 days a week, for a 2.5 hour shift, between 2:45pm-6:15pm. Minimum age to volunteer is 15 years old. Visit www.adajenkins.org to view our opportunities directory and complete an online application. If applied online and volunteered last program year, no need to complete a new application. Just update your VIC profile and notify LEARN Works as previously instructed.

We also have one day opportunity dates -perfect for group service projects. Tutor and mentor from 2:50pm-5:20pm, 3:45pm-6:15pm, or 4:15pm-6:15pm. Must come 30 minutes early. Contact Leslie Wilson at leslie.wilson@adajenkins.org with your service project date(s) and time(s).


Musical Minds Afterschool Program

Musical Minds is looking for volunteers Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3-5. Interested volunteers should contact Tim Huber. Email: thuber1@carolina.rr.com, phone 704-577-9544.
Remember….You don’t have to have any music background to volunteer in the classroom!

Amigos de la Biblioteca

This tutoring will take place at the North County Regional Library (16500 Holly Crest Lane Huntersville, NC 28078) on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Please contact Molly Collins at mcollins@cmslibrary.org or Irania Patterson at ipatterson@cmslibrary.org.

Amigos de la Biblioteca is a tutoring program affiliated with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Our mission is to provide tutoring aid for ESL (English as a Second Language) children. The program trains High school students to tutor elementary school children once or twice a week in a library setting. They help children with reading, writing, and general homework needs. Parents and children also have an opportunity to explore the library services and resources available.


Teen Advisory Council

The Teen Advisory Council meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month - 5:30-7:15 and Community Service Sundays. To register for these,visit the library website and search for our library's events here:http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/

If you would like an application for the Teen Tutoring Program, please email Molly Collins at mcollins@cmlibrary.org



Carolina Raptor Center

A great volunteer opportunity that is perfect for C&S and CAS. They offer long term and short term volunteer activities. Please see the following PDF for more information, including who to contact!


Trees Charlotte

There will be tree plantings in 2016. Take a look at the website and goals of this great organization:
http://treescharlotte.org/
Check out the upcoming planting dates!

WOW Volunteer Opportunities with the Davidson Lands Conservancy

http://www.davidsonlands.org/category/worldofwonder/wow-nature-events/
To check out opportunities, see their website.


Town of Cornelius Athletics


Help keep score and time with the Town of Cornelius athletic leagues. Contact Ryan Wertz at (904) 892-6031 X 161 to get training and sign up. For basketball, contact Harold Voelker with the Town of Davidson. His email is hvoelker@townofdavidson.org

Check out these websites for more opportunities! If you have other suggestions, please email Ms. Hopkins at susanc.hopkins@cms.k12.nc.us.





PLEASE keep track of your hours and make copies of your reflection forms for your records! Reflections and logs will be kept in English classes for 9th/10th grades and Mrs. Cook's class (H7) for 11th/12th. Students are responsible for keeping track of their hours and completing service monthly.