SEAHOLM COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Welcome to Seaholm High School Community Service!

    Please check here often for new volunteer opportunities.  Don't forget to join the Seaholm Remind to get the latest volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions, contact me anytime! Suzanne O'Leary, CSO at soleary@birmingham.k12.mi.us or 248-203-3725

    Join the community service Remind: 

    • Last Name A-L  @shsvca-l to 81010 to receive weekly community service offerings. 
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    Seaholm Community Service Requirements

    The Birmingham Public Schools has not imposed a community service requirement for Seaholm graduation. Community Service is instead an expected and integral part of the high school experience. However, students are required to complete 10 hours of service during the trimester that they take Health class (usually junior or senior year). Whether a student is engaged in service learning through a class, club, team sport or on their own, it will be important for them to be able to document their community service hours for college applications, scholarships, awards or National Honor Society. Students should keep a file with information on service projects they have participated in with dates, hours, and contact information beginning the summer of their freshman year.  

    Click here to download a Seaholm Community Service Log

     

    Seaholm Community Service Opportunities

    Cards (Pictures & Video Clips) for Chartwell’s Dream Team Workers

    Make thank you cards or short video clips for Chartwell's Dream Team workers who have been serving over 1,000 meals daily for students in our community during this pandemic. Send pictures of cards or short video clips to seaholmhs@gmail.com

    Seaholm Storytime

    Bring joy to elementary students by joining NHS students in making storytime videos. Click here for Seaholm Storytime Introduction and Guidelines and to check out videos already made by Seaholm students.

    Homemade Cards to Seniors and Lonely Patients

    Isaiah Rubin, a 11th grader at Groves, started a program to create handmade greeting cards for patients suffering with COVID-19, as well as senior citizens who are isolated and alone. There are several drop box locations in the area including Groves High School. Cards are safely distributed to local hospitals and senior centers. If you want to contribute hand-made cards, send an email to isaiahrubin11@gmail. Click here for article about this service project.

    Feeding our Community

    Feeding Our Community is a community wide food drive organized by Seaholm students to provide food to families in need during the COVID crisis. In order to donate, simply drop off any non-perishable food at a neighborhood drop off location. The drop off locations include: 1737 Bates Street (near Pierce Elementary), 1674 Hanley Court (near Pembroke Elementary), 430 Wooddale road (near Quarton Elementary), 4611 Burnley Drive (near Harlan Elementary).  In order to receive volunteer hours, take a picture at the drop off and email it to soleary@birmingham.k12.mi.us to get credit. Click here for a Feeding the Community Flyer.

    Seaholm Community Service Scholarships and Awards

    If a student has been involved in a significant community service project or activity they should provide that information to Mrs. O’Leary in the Community Service Office and to their counselor. There are several opportunities to nominate students for community service awards throughout the year and we are not always aware of some of the special service work students have done unless they or their parents inform us. There are also many colleges and organizations that offer community service scholarships for students. The Seaholm College and Career Center has information on these scholarship programs.

     

    President's Volunteer Service Award            Presidental Volunteer Service Award

    The President’s Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American spirit and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service, and civic participation. High school students can receive Presidential recognition for earning 100 or more volunteer hours over a year. The following list describes the various award levels for high school students. Students can receive this award for each year that they meet these eligibility criteria. 

    Seaholm High School Award Period: April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020.
    Bronze Level- 100 to 174 hours of service
    Silver Level- 175 to 249 hours of service
    Gold Level- 250 or more hours of service
    Awards include: an official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin; a personalized certificate of achievement; and a note of congratulations from the President of the United States.Please download the log PVSA Log, complete the log and submit to the Community Service by 3-31-2020 at 3:00pm. For additional information visit their website at: https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/

    Application materials are to be submitted to the Community Service Office by Friday April 4th, 2020 by 3:00pm.

     

    Seaholm Community Service Scholarship

    Seaholm is pleased to be able to award an annual Seaholm Community Service Scholarship to one senior who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and leadership during their four years of high school. Funds for this scholarship are generously provided by the Seaholm PTA and Birmingham Community Education. A one-time scholarship award of $500 will be awarded to a student selected by the Community Service Scholarship Committee. The award will be used by selected recipients to cover fees associated with post-secondary education.  Eligible students must complete an application, write an essay reflecting on their service experience, submit a letter of recommendation and document their service hours during high school. Application materials can be downloaded here when available.

    Scholarship application materials are to be emailed to Suzanne O'Leary, CSO at soleary@birmingham.k12.mi.us by Monday, May 4, 2020. 

     

    Seaholm Rotary International Scholarship

    One scholarship award of $750 will be awarded to one student selected by the Rotary International Scholarship Committee. The award will be used by selected recipient to cover fees associated with post-secondary education. The Seaholm Rotary International Scholarship recognizes one graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and leadership during their four years of high school, and who has contributed to their community in a lasting and meaningful way. Eligible students must complete this application, write an essay reflecting on their service experience, submit a letter of recommendation, and document their service hours during high school. Application materials can be downloaded here.

    Scholarship application materials are to be emailed to Suzanne O'Leary, CSO at soleary@birmingham.k12.mi.us by Monday, May 4, 2020.

     

    White Cord for Graduation

    If you have volunteered 40 hours this school year, please email documentation to Suzanne O'Leary, CSO. Students that qualify will receive a white cord for graduation. A Community Service Log form can be downloaded here. (We understand that signatures may be difficult to obtain during this stay at home order. Just email Suzanne O'Leary with any questions regarding service or signatures.)

    White Cord Documentation is to be emailed to Suzanne O'Leary, CSO at soleary@birmingham.k12.mi.us by Monday, May 4, 2020.