Service Learning Program

The Plymouth High School Service Learning Program aims to serve the community in any way possible.


About the program

The Service Learning Program, which started in 2010, gives special education students a chance to serve the community. Participants, who must be recommended by their teachers, have undertaken a number of projects in the schools, including the mosaic mural outside the PHS gym and the remodeling of a concession stand. Students also have worked on private projects, including landscaping, decking, storage sheds and remodeling, and have done extensive work Habitat for Humanity, both in the Re-Store and at build sites.

The program received $4,000 from the Grainger Foundation to buy a variety of tools – hand, power and battery-operated – and the donation of a work truck from Chuck Van Horn Dodge.


Application process

The program is actively soliciting applications for future projects, which will be selected by program supervisors based on:
• The difficulty level of the project for the students involved.
• The proximity of the job site to the school.
• The level of need of the applicant.

Applicants are responsible for purchasing all materials, and are asked to donate 15 percent of the materials cost to the program, to be used for purchasing needed supplies as well as for payment of the workers.

Types of projects that might be good candidates include decking, painting, landscaping, yard clean-up, tile projects, small remodels, roofing and general labor.

Learn more: Project application form, which you can return to Plymouth High School