Weaving service into AP courses


What happens when you take the best of Free The Children’s year-round service-learning program and combine it with the College Board’s Advanced Placement program? You get the AP with We365 Service program, of course. This means, beginning in Sept 2016, AP teachers and students will have the chance to weave service projects into the subjects they’re already studying.

“We know that between classes, sports and clubs, sometimes it can be hard to find the time for service projects,” said Craig Kielburger, founder of Free The Children. “But with the new AP with We365 Service program, we’re making taking action a part of your AP course curriculum.”

The successful completion of the program will earn students a service designation on their transcripts.

“This program is starting with just a few hundred AP classes in some schools – but we hope it becomes a central part of the AP experience everywhere,” said Becky Ostrov, an executive director at the College Board. “AP with We365 Service could completely reshape the education landscape by giving students a clear way to use what you learn in class to make a real difference in the world – and to show colleges that you’re much more than a test score.”

Teachers can choose this program to help guide their students in tackling some of today’s most important social issues, creating change in their community and around the world. The partnership was launched at WE Day Illinois, but applications will open in July on the AP website.

For now, tell us what issues you’d like to tackle through service at #APWe365.