“Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” –John Maxwell.

Service Learning integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and teach civic responsibility. Our Learning Center successfully includes service learning as part of its curriculum. Our purpose is to challenge students to create change within themselves and subsequently influence others in positive ways. Our focus is on active citizenship and community engagement as ways of applying their leadership skills. We strive to ensure our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge that extends beyond the classroom and prepares them to be leaders.

Oregon Natural Desert Association – Explore the High Desert

Oregon Natural Desert Association works to protect, defend and restore public lands and waterways in Oregon’s high desert for future generations.

Our community partners include:
  • Oregon Natural Desert Association
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Special Olympics
  • Local pre-schools
  • Bend Parks & Recreation
  • Bend/LaPine Schools
  • Local organic farms
  • Local food banks
  • Children’s Forest of Central Oregon
  • Family Access Network/Kits 4 Kids
Leadership activities include:
  • Desert flora and fauna identification and photography
  • Volunteering at local festivals, events, and charities
  • Organic garden maintenance
  • School activity/lesson planning & implementation

“As We Look Ahead Into The Next Century, Leaders Will Be Those Who Empower Others.” –Bill Gates