Community Service

The Class of 2025 and 2026 are the first classes at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School to have a Community Service graduation requirement. All future classes, including the Class of 2026, will be required to complete 40 hours moving forward, as voted on by the ENSATS School Committee. The purpose of Community Service is to positively impact and give back to all of our communities that have given so much to us all. 

 

Our purpose at ENSATS is to educate our students to be good citizens. Our community is defined by our Graduate Profile that identifies the qualities that ENSATS students possess upon graduation that inform our instruction.  We want all our students to:

  • Choose kindness.
  • Support each other.
  • Be helpful…not hurtful.
  • Respect and embrace differences.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand and be able to communicate the importance of volunteering to peers and future students. 
  2. Students will understand and be able to communicate the importance of helping others and our communities. 
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate their positive work ethic and experience to organizations and potential employers. 
  4. Students will leave lasting positive impressions on employers and organizations that will create legacies for future ENSATS students. 

 

Community Service – Class of 2025

Please review the following when choosing a community service project/event. Students are required to complete 35 hours total.

    1. The service must be for a City/Town, charity, non-profit, not for profit, or religious organization.  Volunteering at a company, with a family member, helping a neighbor, or friend, while noble will not count as community service for the graduation requirement.
    2. All events/services must be unpaid and uncompensated in any way.
    3. Hours must be logged within 60 days of completion through the Google form located here.
    4. Students are required to fulfill 10 hours per year enrolled at Essex North Shore (35 hours total) to satisfy the graduation requirement.  Completing 10 hours per year is recommended; students can earn multiple hours all in one session.
  • ALL hours must be submitted by June 1 each year.
  • Completed hours will be visible to students and families in Aspen.
  • Choose something you are interested in. Volunteer opportunities can and have turned into internships and even full-time employment.

 

Community Service – Class of 2026

Please review the following when choosing a community service project/event. Students are required to complete 40 hours total.

    1. The service must be for a City/Town, charity, non-profit, not for profit, or religious organization.  Volunteering at a company, with a family member, helping a neighbor, or friend, while noble will not count as community service for the graduation requirement.
    2. All events/services must be unpaid and uncompensated in any way.
    3. Hours must be logged within 60 days of completion through the Google form located here.
    4. Students are required to fulfill 10 hours per year enrolled at Essex North Shore (40 hours total) to satisfy the graduation requirement.  Completing 10 hours per year is recommended; students can earn multiple hours all in one session.
  • ALL hours must be submitted by June 1 each year.
  • Completed hours will be visible to students and families in Aspen.
  • Choose something you are interested in. Volunteer opportunities can and have turned into internships and even full-time employment.

 

 

Community Service Hours Submission