"I found the ability to work and understand all different types of people. You can't judge someone if they are different, I discovered. I didn't look at these people and think, "Wow! They are really different." I thought, "Wow! These people are amazing! How could I be so lucky?"
-Macie S., reflecting on her service in therapeutic horsemanship at TREEhouse of Greater St. Louis
Service learning prepares you for a life of active community engagement within a complex and changing world. Students who choose to earn high school credit through service learning enter into these experiences expecting to be changed by them as much as to affect change in the communities where they serve.
Interested in serving others in your community? Connect with the Chelsea Center to design your learning path as you serve and earn high school credit, too!
Webster Groves High School students who engage in experiential learning (ExL) through the Chelsea Detrick Experiential Learning Center make meaning and create knowledge through direct experience. By providing students with the opportunity to wonder, design, tinker, collaborate, adapt, and communicate, experiential learning prepares students for the excitement and challenges of their current and future lives.
The Chelsea Center engages students in practicing these skills while also providing support for reflection on their personal, social and emotional growth.