Changing the World Starts in the Classroom

What happens when you combine WE’s year-round service learning program with the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program? The chance for students to apply classroom learning to real-world situations and discover their power to change the world.

A Pilot Program to Incorporate Service Learning into AP® Courses

AP® with WE Service is a new pilot program designed in exclusive partnership between the College Board and WE, through our WE family of organizations. Launching in September 2016, the pilot will integrate WE’s internationally-recognized service-based Learning Framework and resources into six AP® courses—Computer Science A, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Spanish Language and Culture, and Studio Art: 2-D Design—enabling students to apply content and skills to real-life social issues and challenges through innovation, creativity and hard work. Students who complete the program will earn a service recognition on their transcripts.Through the foundation and outcomes of the WE Learning Framework, students explore the root causes of pressing issues like hunger, poverty and lack of education. They also plan at least one local and one global action to improve their community and the world.

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Why We’re Partnering

The College Board and WE share a passion for enriching students’ learning experiences and developing well-rounded citizens. By combining the academic challenge and rigor of AP® with the WE education and citizenship model, AP® with WE Service creates an opportunity for students to consider their classroom work and how it applies to real-world topics, while working closely with their peers to address relevant needs in the local, national, and global community.

Want to participate for the 2017/2018 school year?

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Interested in what else WE has to offer?

Check out the WE Schools Program for more helpful resources for educators and exclusive learning opportunities for students.

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