“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:
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Special Olympics
  • Local pre-schools
  • Bend Parks & Recreation
  • Bend/LaPine Schools
  • Local organic farms
  • After School Buddies
  • Family Access Network/Kits 4 Kids

After-School Buddies do Broadway
with teen volunteers from the Academy at Sisters.

Leadership activities include:
  • After-school tutoring/mentoring
  • Youth Camp teen leaders
  • Organic garden maintenance
  • Projects for Habitat for Humanity
  • School activity/lesson planning & implementation

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