Hands On Schools | Resource Library

The Hands On School Box is a comprehensive resource designed to empower and equip people everywhere with the know-how and tools necessary to renew and reestablish their local school as the focal point of the community. The School Box is composed of the following resources: 

How To Manual

This How to Manual will support the development and execution of school-based revitalization projects using the Hands On Schools model.

Chapters include:

  • Engaging community and business partners
  • Community design
  • Project development
  • Fund development
  • Project management
  • Volunteer Leader training

These tools and resources serve as a "blueprint" for leading school enhancement projects and building sustainable relationships between schools and communities.

Tool Kit

The Tool Kit is designed to provide ideas, instructions, and tips for successful service projects that can be easily executed at schools.

Project Ideas include:

  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor learning environments
  • Painting projects
  • Kids in service
  • Classroom enhancements
  • Many more!

Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan Guide supports teachers as they incorporate curriculum goals and/or service learning ideas into their school enhancement efforts. Specific projects in the tool kit cross-reference lesson plans in the Guide. The guide also references several outstanding web-based resources which provide service learning activities that support state learning standards.

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