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Learning to Serve - Marshall 10th graders at CHUM
Posted 11/09/2012 10:39AM

Marshall's advisory program creates the opportunity for small groups of students to work with a designated advisor throughout the year, on a variety of projects related to Marshall's mission statement. 

Marshall's 10th grade is unique in that all advisory groups must have a service learning focus. Different than volunteering, service learning implies that students must gain skills and acquire specific knowledge in the interest and process of serving others. It is - in an essence - learning to serve.

Since September, one group of Marshall 10th graders has been learning to cook - in the interest of serving Duluth's hungry. The group worked for weeks in advance with their advisor and Marshall's kitchen staff to prepare tacos, spanish rice, melon, and rice-krispie treats for 100 people. On November 8th, the group put their skills into action - serving dinner to adults and children at Duluth's CHUM Center.

As much fun as the group had chopping, browning, mixing, and planning, nothing compared to the feeling of actually serving the meal, and the realization that the group's work made a difference - witnessed by the gratitude the group received. As one student put it, "Kinda makes you feel good, seeing the smiles on all the people's faces."

Click here for the Parent Pass photos of the group preparing the meal.

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