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Activities by Category

Arts & Music

College & Career Readiness

Definition: Activities that prepare students to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in a credit bearing course at a postsecondary institution or a high-quality certificate program with a career pathway to future advancement.

Community/Service Learning

Definition: These activities performed by students are characterized by defined service tasks that address a given community need and provide for structured opportunities that link tasks to the acquisition of values, skills, or knowledge by participating youths. Service learning combines classroom instruction with community service to address community needs. "Community Service is volunteering to help people or a cause. You might learn new things, but you did not plan to learn them, they are not connected to school learning, and no one tests you to see if you know them. Community Service is charity. Service-Learning is a way of learning where you apply school learning (math, social studies, science) to problems in your community. It helps you answer the question, "Why am I learning this?" Service learning creates change. Courtesy of Kale Como -2005 you answer the question, "Why am I learning this?" Service learning creates change. Courtesy of Kale Como -2005

Counseling Programs

Definition: A comprehensive school counseling program focuses on what all students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, should know, understand, and be able to do in three domains of student development: academic, career, and personal/social. The emphasis is on academic success for every student, not just those students who are motivated, supported, and ready to learn. The school counseling program helps all students achieve success in school and develop into contributing members of our society. (Taken from "Montana School Counselor Association 2004)”

Drug Prevention

Definition: These activities are designed to prevent youths from engaging in high-risk behaviors, including the use of drugs and alcohol; Improvement of the causal factors that may have led youths to participate in such activities through counseling and support; and/or the cultivation of core, ethical values, such as caring, honesty, fairness, responsibility, and respect for self and others that are likely to contribute to prevention efforts.”

English Language Learners Support

Definition: Providing programming specifically focused to help students who have a "Limited English Proficiency" designation through the attending school.”

Entrepreneurship

Homework Help

Definition: “Program time dedicated to assisting students in working independently on homework, with or without assistance from staff, volunteers, or older peers.”

Literacy

Definition: “The ability to read and write; knowledge that relates to a specified subject. (Merriam-Webster)”

STEM

Definition: “Activity that contributes to the development of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics skills.”

Tutoring

Definition: “These activities involve the direct provision of assistance to students in order to facilitate the acquisition of skills and knowledge related to concepts addressed during the school day. Tutors or teachers directly work with students individually and/or in small groups to complete their homework, prepare for tests, and work specifically on developing an understanding and mastery of concepts covered during the school day.”

Violence Prevention

Definition: “These activities are designed to prevent youths from engaging in high-risk behaviors, including the use of drugs and alcohol; Improvement of the causal factors that may have led youths to participate in such activities through counseling and support; and/or the cultivation of core, ethical values, such as caring, honesty, fairness, responsibility, and respect for self and others that are likely to contribute to prevention efforts. For more information and Ideas, visit the OPI's website-Educators/School Climate and Student Wellness.”

Youth Leadership

Definition: "These activities intentionally promote youth leadership through skill development and the provision of formal leadership opportunities designed to foster and inspire leadership aptitude in participating youth.”