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Student Service Learning

Begin your journey to wellness!

Join us for the
Health Freedom Celebration Walk

Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

The Health Freedom Celebration Walk is a 3-mile journey that celebrates and retraces the footsteps of Harriet Tubman’s masterful navigation of the Underground Railroad within Maryland. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the historical and heroic aspects of Woodlawn residents, along with other local black communities, through this nadir in American history. Through interactive exhibits highlighting the Underground Railroad and the Quaker experience in Montgomery County residents will feature musical entertainment, free health information, and fun for the entire family.

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Highlighting Student Service

Joshua Freedman and borther
Joshua Freedman
7th Grade
Robert Frost Middle School
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Celebrate Earth Month with Service

Earth Month

Find SSL Approved Opportunities:
Visit the Montgomery County Volunteer Center Website

Link to all Pre-Approved MCPS SSL Opportunities:

Find SSL Approved Opportunities - MCVC Website

Graduation cap icon indicates MCPS SSL approved.

Important Dates


  • Friday, September 29, 2017:
    Documentation of service performed from June 2, 2017 through the summer is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
  • Friday, January 5, 2018:
    Documentation of service performed during the first semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
  • Friday, June 1, 2018:
    Documentation of all service performed during the second semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.


*Due to spring break the deadline has been modified*

  • April 6, 2018:
    Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
  • April 6, 2018:
    Documentation that qualifies middle school students for the Superintendent’s SSL Award is due to the school-based SSL coordinator. This award is given to students who meet the 75 hour graduation requirement during middle school. (It is only awarded once!)

SUMMER Pre-Approval Requests

Non-profit organizations that are not identified with the MCPS SSL approved medallion Graduation cap icon on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website require pre-approval.

The MCPS Form 560-50-Individual Student Service Learning Request must be submitted and approved by the school-based SSL Coordinator in advance of service. All Pre-Approval Requests must be submitted in a timely manner. There is a two-week allowance for school-based SSL Coordinators to review the request for approval or denial based on compliance with MCPS SSL Program.

Congratulations to:

  • Thomas W. Pyle Middle School for receiving the "2014-2015 School of the Year" Award.
  • Francis Scott Key Middle School for receiving the 2015 State School of Character Award.

Awarded from the Maryland State Department of Education in partnership with Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University.

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Contact Us

For student-specific SSL questions: Contact the school-based SSL coordinator. Click here for the school coordinator list.

General questions about the MCPS SSL program? Contact Shella Cherry, Student Leadership and Volunteers Coordinator, 301-279-3454,

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