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Desert Academy project teaches students about service

Olivia HarlowMay 27, 2019

An act of service can have ripple effects.

Students at Desert Academy learned in the last year that the positive impacts of serving the community begin with those who serve.

As a new service learning program at the small, private International Baccalaureate school came to a close, students and teachers reflected last week on how it had affected their own lives, as well the Santa Fe community. They agreed that community service is one of the best ways to learn.

“It’s not just history class and math lessons,” said Phil Lucero, Desert Academy’s service learning director and athletics director, who oversaw the pilot program for PAWS — Promoting Awareness With Service.

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