Research demonstrates that service learning supports longterm academic achievement and engagement, as well as enhanced social and personal skills.
Once a month, Odyssey students go out into Austin to work on a project that will make a difference in the community. This work helps encourage and giving. Empathy, compassion and character are built project by project.
Service learning allows young people to appreciate the richness and complexity of the society they live in, and fosters their sense of responsibility and self-worth. Students also gain leadership, problem-solving, planning and team-building skills.
In the classroom, teachers connect core academic learning to the service experiences. Whether a scientific concept, a character study in literature, or a problem in math, academic work seen through the lens of service learning can engage a student’s passions.
Some of our partner organizations include:
- Keep Austin Beautiful (Creek Cleaners)
- Meals on Wheels
- Central Texas Food Bank
- Austin Animal Center
- Capitol School of Austin
Odyssey School Students also volunteer at a water stop every year for the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon!