The Community Service program at KYHS aims to encourage students to be meaningfully engaged in community service in ways that create a lifelong love of helping others. While we hope that students will find opportunities to perform small acts of Chesed every day, we are requiring that students perform a minimum of 12 hours of Community Service on an annual basis.
Where can I volunteer?
Students can volunteer at any communal non-profit Jewish or general organization. Some examples of acceptable Community Service facilities are hospitals, synagogues, old age homes, schools, and communal or charitable organizations.
How do I submit my hours?
Students must submit a letter, written or emailed on letterhead, from the person who supervised them at their organization. The supervisor should email Mrs. Beth Kaminetsky (email@example.com) directly. Neither signatures on blank sheets of paper nor a parent’s signature attesting to hours performed will be accepted.
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program enables students to earn significant discounts on tuition at in-state public colleges and universities. In addition to academic and test score requirements, Bright Futures requires students to have completed 75 or 100 community service hours over the course of their high school career, depending on their level of scholarship. There are some instances where a student may volunteer for an organization that will be accepted by Bright Futures that will not fulfill the School requirements. In those cases, the school will compile the hours for the purpose of later submitting them to the Bright Futures Scholarship even if they do not fulfill the KYHS requirements. More information may be found in the Bright Futures handbook.