Experiential Learning & External opportunities

SEED DC believes that each school year offers an opportunity for students to be involved, engaged, and stimulated by the world around them. Whether it is participating in an internship, studying abroad, playing sports at a summer camp, or engaging in a leadership program, students expand their horizons through off-campus enrichment activities. Beginning in middle school, students and families are strongly encouraged to apply for and participate in external opportunities. 

In recent years, students have completed service projects in Africa through LearnServe Zambia, lived with families in Australia, Mexico, Scotland, Costa Rica, Japan and Spain through The Experiment in International Living, traveled throughout Greece through the Greek Classics Program at SEED, and explored Wyoming’s wilderness through the City Kids Wilderness Project

SEED DC is committed to identifying challenging and exciting opportunities beyond SEED’s campus for any student that demonstrates academic excellence and has mastered SEED’s Core Values. Our long-term goal is for each SEED student to participate in an external opportunity that promotes The SEED School’s mission of college-preparedness.

For more information on these and other opportunities, contact Mrs. Lesli Thompson, 202-248-3030, lthompson@seedschooldc.org.


LearnServe Fellows Program

The LearnServe Fellows Program is a selective leadership and entrepreneurship program for 10th and 11th graders with a passion to make a difference and the motivation to take action.  They are seeking students who demonstrate leadership potential, maturity, creative thinking, and a genuine interest in making a difference.  Please let me know via email or on Friday if you are interested. 

By joining our program you will:

  • Build community: You'll join peers from schools across the DC area. LearnServe Fellows represent more than 30 high schools across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. LearnServe is a selective, life-changing program. Meet some of our LearnServe Fellows alumni online here.

  • Learn new skills: Develop your skills as a leader and entrepreneur to make a positive change in your community!

  • Create your own organization: Create your own organization, non-profit, business, or campaign to serve your school or community. Previous projects include:

    • a college scholarship program for children of incarcerated parents

    • STEM workshops for elementary and middle school students

    • A campaign to build school libraries in Pakistan and Morocco

    • sports, nutrition, and health workshops for kids

  • Community Service Hours: Receive up to 70 community service hours.

More about the LearnServe Fellows Program:

  • Meetings: LearnServe Fellows meet on Thursday afternoons, 4:30-6:30pm, typically at the School Without Walls in Washington DC, near the Foggy Bottom Metro on the campus of George Washington University.

    • Application: The LearnServe Fellows Program application is available online.  Click here to access the online application.

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