Community Service Varsity Letter
SOTA/SAMI/IDEA Varsity Letter in Community Service Requirements
The mission of our schools is to partner with community resources to change public education, emphasizing creativity, and utilizing a fully inclusive model that educates the whole student through core values. At Sota, Sami and Idea, we believe helping those who are in need is central to those core values. We are providing this opportunity for our students to engage in the greater Tacoma community through service learning.
In order to earn the varsity letter in community service, you must meet all of the following requirements:
1. 100 hours of unpaid volunteer service: completed between June 15 and May 1 of the current school year. Days off from school and district vacation breaks are opportunities to fulfill these hours.
**At least 50 hours must be completed through one local non-profit agency or for one local cause. No more than 30 hours can be from school related clubs or earned during the summer months. The intention is to ensure understanding and sustain a meaningful commitment to a selected social issue that is personally relevant to the student (e.g. homelessness, elderly, poverty, equity, literacy, faith organizations, environment, health care, justice, and community).