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Innovative Community Action Network

Combines service to the community with student learning within the existing curriculum in a way that improves both the student and the community. A reflective component reinforces the concept that helping others is an important, worthwhile and satisfying experience.


The Two Part Mission of iCAN

Community Action: communicate the many Lyme-Old Lyme community service activities already implemented in the district to the Board of Education and community, parents, staff and students.

Service Learning: develop and integrate guaranteed Service Learning Experiences into the existing K-12 curriculum for Grades 1,4,7 and High School Civics.


Students' Guaranteed Service Learning Projects

Grade 1: plan and participate in school wide patriotic and environmental programs.

Grade 4 (Lyme Consolidated School): work with High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center to maintain and enhance nature trails.

Grade 4 (Center School): write letters that educate, express opinions and persuade.

Grade 7: interview, write, illustrate and share personalized storybooks with first graders.

High School Civics: develop unique class project to demonstrate civic responsibility.

Numerous other activities are conducted in classes throughout the district that reflect civic responsibility developed through curricular learning.



Challenging * Achieving * Excelling

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