Your opinion is important.

The goal of this survey is to assess Community Service Learning (CSL) in Needham Public Schools. We define CSL as a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.

Your responses are confidential and only a combined report of students' survey results will be used to measure how our schools are doing. Please take 10 minutes to respond thoughtfully to the survey questions so Needham Public Schools can improve our Community Service Learning.

* 1. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement below.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Uncertain Agree Strongly Agree
Being informed about community issues is my responsibility.
Being actively involved in community issues is my responsibility.
Being concerned about state, local, and global issues is an important responsibility for everybody.

* 2. If you found out about a problem in your community that you wanted to do something about (for example, illegal drugs were being sold near school, or high levels of lead were discovered in the local drinking water), how well do you think you would be able to do each of the following?

  I Definitely Can't I Probably Can't Maybe I Probably Can I Definitely Can
Create a plan to address the problem.
Get other people to care about the problem.
Organize and run a meeting.
Express my views in front of a group of people.
Identify individuals or groups who could help me with the problem.
Write an opinion letter to a local newspaper.
Call or email someone that I never met before to get their help with the problem.
Use texts and social media to get people involved in addressing the problem.
Organize a petition.
Start a club to address an issue.

* 3. Have you ever worked on a Service Learning Project?

* 4. If you have NOT worked on a Service Learning Project, simply mark N/A (not applicable) on this question. If you have worked on a Service Learning Project, mark "Yes" or "No" below:

  Yes No N/A
Did you have an opportunity to think and talk about your experience with other students?
Did you apply information learned in school or elsewhere to your service project?
Did you learn about possible causes and solutions to social problems you were addressing in your service project?
Did you discuss what the government could do to solve the problem?

* 5. When you think about your life and your future, how important is it to you to do the following?

  Not at all Important Uncertain Very Important
Help people in my community.
Do something to stop pollution.
Help protect animals.
Preserve the earth for future generations.

* 6. When you think about life after high school, how likely is it that you would do each of the following?

  Not at all Likely Maybe Extremely Likely
Do volunteer work to help people.
Get involved in issues like health or safety that affect my community.
Work with a group to solve a problem in the community where I live.

* 7. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement below:

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Uncertain Agree Strongly Agree
I believe I can make a difference in my community.
By working with others in the community, I can help make things better.

* 8. In which grade are you?

THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY THAT WILL HELP US IMPROVE COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING IN NEEDHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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