Florida Learn & Serve is a federally funded grant program that awards grants to schools and school districts to engage youth in service-learning. Awards are issued by the Florida Department of Education.
Important Update: The federal appropriation for Fiscal Year 2011, signed on April 15, 2011, eliminated funding for the Florida Learn & Serve program. There will be no grant competition or awards for the 2011-12 school year. See the How to Apply for Funds section for more information.
Project Descriptions for 2010-11 Florida Learn & Serve projects now available. Click here to see the complete lists in the Pilot, Renewal and District categories.
New Service-Learning Elective Courses for Florida: Click here to see descriptions of the new, middle and High School courses for Service-Learning from the Florida Department of Education Course Code Directory.
for Service-Learning in Florida - This user-friendly guide is designed
to help you better understand what service-learning is and how to integrate
it into teaching and learning. Use the new Rubric
for Gauging Progress on Meeting National Service-Learning Standards
to see how well you are meeting the standards and what your next steps should
The nationally adopted Standards for Service-Learning are derived from research on effective practice, and Florida examples illustrate each standard. Additional information is included regarding K-20 service-learning resources and support in Florida.
Click here to see images of several dozen examples of products (books, brochures, calendars, crafts, etc.) made by Florida students in their service-learning projects.
Marketing and public relations resources to help you inform elected officials, the media, and local communities about your service-learning efforts. Florida Learn & Serve logos are available for use on your FL&S funded project's website and materials.