Thursday, June 13 – 4:30-6:00pm – at the Curley K-8 library. Learn the process for applying for a Quest $5,000 support grant to organize a national or international service trip.
Quest Adventures provides a comprehensive, 9-month, school-based service learning program to six teams of students and teachers in Boston Public middle and high schools. At the beginning of each academic year, Quest holds an initial Education Outreach Conference for all interested teachers. Afterwards, teams of teachers and students are encouraged to create a vision, theme, and written proposal for a national or international service trip, based upon a rubric designed by Quest. This proposal serves as their application for a $5,000 support grant from Quest for trip and service project expenses. Generally, six projects are approved by the Quest Alumni Board and Quest initiates a program of sustained support and guidance to each team.
The Quest program consists of three parts:
- Preparation, consisting of team building, local community service, theme-linked educational curriculum, reflection activities, and a comprehensive fundraising plan
- A national or international service trip, from 8-10 days in length in April or June
- A culminating service project, designed and implemented by team members, to benefit their own school community