In the MYP, service as action starts in the classroom and extends beyond it, requiring you to take an active part in the communities you are a part of.

What does that mean?

As a part of some units, you will be encouraged to consider what you are learning in the classroom, and apply that learning by taking action on issues and needs in the school, local, and/or global community.

IB Learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a personal commitment to service, and to act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and the environment.”


   MYP Principles to Practice, 2020

Direct Service: Geocaching

Students have interaction that involves people, the environment or animals. Examples include one-on-one tutoring, developing a garden alongside refugees, or teaching dogs behaviors to prepare them for adoption.

Indirect Service: Refugee Support Drive

Though students do not see the recipients during indirect service, they have verified that their actions will benefit the community or environment. Examples include redesigning an organisation’s website, writing original picture books to teach a language, or raising fish to restore a stream.

8th Grade students at El Roble Intermediate getting a presentation from Claremont Canopy to support their 8th grade unit on Refugees.

Claremont Canopy is a 501c3 non profit corporation founded to support people displaced by forced migration who have resettled in Claremont and surrounding areas. We work to provide a community that is welcoming, affordable, and sustainable as they build new lives here. To achieve this, we connect people and organizations and create opportunities in education, employment, and community integration. We believe that community integration is enriching not only for our new neighbors but also for those of us who have called Claremont home for a while.

Advocacy: Voter Registration

Students speak on behalf of a cause or concern to promote action on an issue of public interest. Examples include initiating an awareness campaign on hunger in the community, performing a play on replacing bullying with respect, or creating a video on sustainable water solutions.

Research: Book Drive

Students collect information through varied sources, analyse data and report on a topic of importance to influence policy or practice. Examples include conducting environmental surveys to influence their school, contributing to a study of animal migration patterns, or compiling the most effective means to reduce litter in public spaces.