Service Learning Program Applications & Forms
“I truly believe these service-learning experiences have made me a more effective teacher and have provided students a voice and a chance to show how much of a difference they can make as a citizen, even at a young age.”
-Barry J. Guillot, NBCT | 8th Grade Earth Science, Harry Hurst Middle School
Teachers who would like to participate in the Service Learning Program must apply for an award using the button below.
The criteria to apply is as follows:
- Grades K-12 from schools in Louisiana and Mississippi are eligible.
- Any subject area is eligible for participation in the Service Learning Program.
- Projects are part of a school course or classroom learning; grant awards do not fund extracurricular activities such as school clubs (or the community service projects of a club).
- Standard applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be accepted electronically via the STEM Library Lab website between February 1, 2024 – April 26, 2024.
- Ready-to-go applications for the 2024-2025 school year may be submitted via email, snail mail, or in-person at STEM Library Lab by April 26, 2024. However, check back for additional 2023-2024 opportunities.
Policies and Requirements for the Service Learning Program are available here. Got questions? Contact the Service Learning Manager, Maria Landrum, at maria[at]stemlibrarylab.org or 504.517.3584, ext. 3.
Forms for Award Recipients
Changes to Service Learning Project Scope
Any changes made to a Service Learning Award (i.e. – budget, service partner, or curriculum) must be approved BEFORE the changes are made. Use the form below to request approval of changes.
All Service Learning Award recipients must complete an expenditure report that summarizes the service learning project and accounts for funds awarded and spent. The 2023-2024 Expenditure, Evaluation and Reflection Report is due by May 10, 2024.
Some award recipients have been selected to complete a mid-project report summarizing their project’s progress. For the selected recipients, the report is due before or on Friday, December 8, 2023, unless otherwise stated in the award agreement.
Ready-to-Go Final Report Forms
Ready-to-Go Award recipients must complete a final report that summarizes the service learning project and accounts for funds awarded and spent. The reports should be submitted within a month of completing a Ready-to-Go project but must be submitted by May 10, 2024.
As a thank you for participating in the Service Learning Program, the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation is offering free admission to your students and chaperones to the National World War II Museum. Please read the instructions carefully before completing the form.
NEW! Kenner Planetarium and Space Science Complex Form
WW2 Museum Reservation Forms
If you’re excited to apply but need support writing the application deciding on a quality project, we’re here to help. Start by attending an upcoming workshop, or reviewing the resources below.
- Service Partners Guide and Ideas
- Service Partners in Mississippi
- Application Rubric
- Sample Applications
- Application Resources
Service Learning Workshops are offered regularly during Winter and Spring. The workshops are for teachers, counselors, and administrators interested in applying for service learning awards to implement service-learning programs in their schools. Workshops are virtual and conducted via Zoom and registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
If you would like to schedule a service learning PD session for your faculty and staff, please contact Maria at maria[at]stemlibrarylab.org or 504-517.3584, ext 3.
Service Learning Event
The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation sponsors a Service Learning Kickoff Event every September, and representatives from schools receiving a service learning award are presented with award checks. Past award recipients showcase their service learning projects and service partner organizations, such as the National WWII Museum, Fast Food Farm, and the Nature Conservancy, offer hands-on activities and educational service opportunities for youth.