What is Service Learning?

Service Learning is a combination of meaningful service, academic learning and personal reflection designed to help teens develop leadership skills, empathy and social awareness. While volunteerism is a component of the service learning model, service-learning emphasizes personal growth and skills development while also addressing real-life needs in the community.

Program Objectives

The CIT program’s primary objective is to help teen-aged students learn valuable interpersonal and leadership skills as well as develop a sense of civic responsibility - providing participants the opportunity to learn the value of giving to the community, and working with team members to accomplish a greater good.

CIT Curriculum

The CIT curriculum will focus on training in youth development, communication, leadership, activity planning, safety, and relationship building.  CITs then put their skills into practice, getting involved directly with our teachers and campers, including lesson planning and spending the week learning alongside experienced educators while providing a meaningful community service.

As part of the program,  CITs will qualify for up to 40 community service hours as well as receive their CPR/First Aid Red Cross certification.

The CIT program will run from 8:30a-4:15pm July 29 - August 2, 2019.  

There will also be 4-8 hours of CIT training on July 27-28th, times TBD.

About Joseph Stark

Joseph Stark is a current teacher and Athletic Director at Bullis Charter School with prior experience designing engaging curriculum for grades K-12.  Joseph has developed a number of programs and strategies that encourage critical thinking and leadership development in his students.  He has built successful athletic programs for two separate charter schools at both the middle and high school levels that emphasize quality, discipline, responsibility, leadership, and respect.  Joseph looks forward to bringing his passion for education and talents to the Bullis Boosters Summer Bridge CIT program.  

CIT Program Fee: 

There is a tuition fee of for the CIT program. Please email Martha McClatchie at martha.mcclatchie@gmail.com for more details. 

All meals, snacks and supplies/materials for the week are included.

Apply here: 
Thank you for your interest!  We are currently not accepting CITs, but would love to have you join us next summer!

We will begin accepting applications in Feb 2019. If you've been accepted as a 2019 CIT, please remember to fill out the waiver.

CIT Articles: 

The Bullis Boosters Summer Bridge Camp (BBSCB) will be offering a Service Learning Leadership experience for motivated rising 8-12th graders interested in working with our 2-6th grade under-served campers. It will be an opportunity for teens to step away from technology and school pressures to grow together as a community and be encouraged to take action.

We are offering a skill-based CIT (Counselor-in-Training) program that will provide a hands-on, experiential, and authentic Service Learning experience.

Camp Director, Joseph Stark, BCS Middle School Teacher and Athletic Director, will oversee and manage the CIT program. 

July 29 - Aug 2, 2019

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