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General Information

All students must attend a training session PRIOR to starting their community service.  Community service hours completed during middle school (including the summer between 8th and 9th grades) cannot be used towards their high school community service record.

The training provides general guidelines on volunteering, tips to find a volunteer placement, and the necessary paperwork to document their service hours for the school.  These trainings are held periodically throughout the school year at each high school and it is the responsibility of the student to attend.  The documentation obtained at the training includes: 
  1. The Youth Partnership Program Agreement to be completed by the student, parent and agency PRIOR to the volunteer service.  The completed agreement form should be submitted to your YPP Coordinator for approval prior to completing the service hours.  This process eliminates the possibility of a student  proceeding with service that would not fall under the school's requirements as volunteerism.
  2. The Youth Partnership Program Sign-In Sheet, used by the student to document their volunteer service and signed by the volunteer site designee.
  3. The Youth Partnership Program Student/Parent Guidelines pamphlet, which explains the program's purpose, requirements, objectives, and student responsibilities.
  4. The Volunteer Experience Form, which is completed only once by exiting seniors to provide and opportunity for the student to reflect on their volunteer experience.
NOTES: The student must attend the school's YPP Volunteer Training to obtain the documentation referenced above.  Students may also receive additional training/orientation from the recipient volunteer agency or organization.  It is important the student understands their job role and ask questions for clarification.  If a student is asked to do anything which makes them feel uncomfortable, they should report this to their parent/guardian, school YPP coordinator, or another trusted adult.

Community Service Hours Requirements by Program

Bright Futures Scholarships:

  • Florida Academic Scholar: 100 hours
  • Florida Medallion Scholar: 75 hours
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholar: 30 hours

Superintendent's Diploma of Distinction: 100 hours