When teens have been instructed (or have elected) to do community service: To get the most out of that assignment, and to document their results, they should complete this short program. This “Peak Service” Course is online, interactive, and easy to complete.

Here is an online, interactive, program with five modules. This helps teens make the most of their community service experience, encourages them to consider how to "give back" beyond their community service assignment, and documents exactly what they did and what they learned.

How does it work?

  1. Teens logon, complete the Course, print a Certificate of Completion, and return it to you.
  2. The course is easy, engaging, and takes 5 to 7 hours – they can start and stop at any point.
  3. Their Certificate includes their password, if you want to further verify their work.

What are the benefits for youths assigned to do Community Service?

  • Document in detail for the school, parents, school, court, etc. exactly what they did
  • Learn what it's like to help others by interviewing a service worker or volunteer
  • Reflect on, engage, and report about their community service experience
  • Decide how they might continue to help others beyond this assignment
  • Look beyond themselves and consider how to be useful to others
  • Do a better job for the organization they are serving

Here are the five modules included in the Peak Service Course:

1. What Community Service did I do, and why, when, and where?
       Document all the key details of my Community Service assignment or sentence
2. What is Community Service?
       Why do so many people volunteer and want to "give back"?
3. Community Service Self Assessment
       Discover how you can best help others and what talents you bring
4. Optional: Interview a service worker or volunteer
       Talk with someone personally about the ways they help others
5. Community Service: Why Does This Matter in MY Life?
       Consider and answer "what's the point of this?"



Finally: Print and turn in your Certificate of Completion