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Service Learning

Our BBS Service Learning Program involves both middle and high school students and attempts to accomplish three specific purposes:  1) To help our students learn to model Jesus who "came not to be served, but to serve" (Mark 10:45).  2) To "love our neighbor" (Matthew 22:36-40) by helping those in our community who need assistance.  3) To bring greater glory to God and shine as a "light" in the world (Matthew 5:16).  Most weeks, students have the opportunity to sign up for one of five or six different service opportunities.  Students will miss either their morning or afternoon classes on the day they go into the community to serve.  This year BBS is partnering with almost 20 organizations as well as individuals who need assistance.  Some of those organizations include Chattanooga Parks & Recreation, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Room in the Inn, Chattanooga Audubon Society, Habitat for Humanity, Orange Grove Center. Flourish Foster Care Closet and Support, Chattanooga Rescue Mission, East Brainerd Church of Christ Snack Pack Ministry, GraceBridge "Father's Table" Ministry, and Widow's Harvest.  

Jeff Ingram, Director of Service Learning

Directions for Reporting Service Hours

Upper School

1.  Upper school students must complete 16 service hours for the school year to fulfill

     requirements necessary to move to the next grade (or receive your diploma if   

     you are a senior).

2.  Upper school students will be allowed (but not required) to go with me on two

     service trips each semester (a total of four service trips for the school year).  

     Each service trip will count for two service hours allowing students to complete

     a maximum of 8 service hours for the school year.

3.  Upper school students will be required to document all service hours using the 

     recently added service hours feature on Renweb/FACTS.

4.  A maximum of four hours may be counted for any mission trips or other service

     completed this past summer.

5.  No service hours may be counted for work done for immediate family members

     (parents, brothers/sisters).

6.  A maximum of 8 service hours for the school year may be done for extended  

     family members (grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc.).

7.  A maximum of 8 service hours for the school year may be counted for money

     and/or items brought in for special projects throughout the school year.

8.  Anyone found to be untruthful in the reporting of service hours will receive 

     appropriate discipline falling under the guidelines for cheating in the 

     academic handbook.

9.  Any questions about service hours may be emailed to me at jingram@bbschool.org 

     and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.

Servants in Action