Texas - Community Service Education/ Service Learning: Programs or Services

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State regulation encourages districts to implement community service education or service learning programs.

Texas Administrative Code, Title 19.130.279 - Family and Community Services

 The student explores careers in family and community services. The student is expected to:  
(A)  research family and community services such as agencies, organizations, and faith-based services;  
(B)  investigate career options available that focus on families and communities;  
(C)  analyze demographics that may affect community needs;  
(D)  analyze future trends in family and community services; and  
(E)  analyze the role socialization plays in human development and behavior.  

(3)  Family and Community Services is a laboratory-based course designed to involve students in realistic and meaningful community-based activities through direct service or service-learning experiences. Students are provided opportunities to interact with and provide services to individuals, families, and the community through community or volunteer services. Emphasis is placed on developing and enhancing organizational and leadership skills and characteristics.

4)  The student develops and implements community and service-learning activities. The student is expected to:
(A)  identify service projects that benefit a community;
(B)  integrate student interests, abilities, and skills into community and service-learning projects;
(C)  plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community and service-learning activities that benefit individuals, families, or the community;
(D)  demonstrate safety practices when participating in community service and service-learning activities;
(E)  document personal development through participation in community and service-learning activities;
(F)  demonstrate appropriate grooming, appearance, and etiquette for community and service-learning activities;
(G)  demonstrate ethical practices when participating in community service and service-learning activities; and
(H)  design a public relations campaign promoting community and service-learning activities.



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