Student Links and Files
Download the CAS HANDBOOK (or view it below)
1. Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth.
You are able to see yourself as an individual with various skills and abilities, some more developed than others, and under- stand that you can make choices about how you wish to move forward based on your understanding of your own capabilities.
2. Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process.
A new challenge may be an unfamiliar activity, or an extension to an existing one. The challenge needs to be a substantial one. As with new challenges, new skills may be shown in activities that you have not previously undertaken, or in increased expertise in an established area. The skills developed need to be useful and substantial.
3. Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience.
Planning and initiation will often be in collaboration with others. It can be shown in activities that are part of larger projects, for example, ongoing school activities in the local community, as well as in small student-led activities.
4. Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences.
At a minimum, this implies attending regularly and accepting a share of the responsibility for dealing with problems that arise in the course of activities. Early withdrawal from activities works against this learning outcome and should be avoided.
5. Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively.
Collaboration can be shown in many different activities, such as team sports, playing music in a band, or helping in a community group. Students must collaborate and undertake a CAS project of at least one month’s duration in one, two or three areas of CAS.
6. Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance.
You may be involved in acting upon any global issue that exists in the local community (issues include poverty, pollution, caring for the elderly, food and water access/use, education for all etc). You may also be involved in international projects either with indirect local action or traveling to be involved directly on location.
7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions.
What is right and wrong? What are the consequences of decisions you make? Ethical decisions arise in almost any CAS activity (for example, on the sports field, in developing a stage production, in relationships with others involved in service activities). You need to show evidence of your thinking about ethical issues through your reflections and in discussions with your CAS Adviser or CAS Coordinator.
MLC families can view a spreadsheet with over 130 agencies where our MLC Students have completed service. The list has been updated with 2017 agencies for each grade level.
Visit our Service Opportunities for MLC Students Facebook page where local/relevant service opportunities are posted. You do not need a FB account to view the site.
Do Something is a non-profit organization with the goal of motivating young people to take action around social change. This is a GREAT site to get students thinking about service OUTSIDE of the box!
The United Way is an agency dedicated to bringing together resources and people committed to the well-being of children and families. They have an excellent website with opportunities for individuals and groups!
*** Families are responsible for their child's transportation and safety in each service setting. ***