Service Learning Initiative at the International Academy
The International Academy service learning initiative for the school year is UN SDG #4 - Quality Education. The goal is to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. Education helps reduce inequalities and reach gender equality and is crucial to fostering tolerance and more peaceful societies. IA grade 11 students kicked off CAS with five service days in the month of September that work toward that goal as well as last year's food insecurity goal. More than 1,300 hours of service were spent at The Children's Center and Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit, as well as Forgotten Harvest Farm in Fenton.