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In collaboration with the IH College and Career Center, the IH PTSA is proud to sponsor the IH PTSA Community Service Program. This program is designed to recognize students’ contributions to the community through service. Community Service Hours are reported to IH PTSA throughout each year. At the end of the school year for each graduating senior, the IH PTSA tabulates and submits the total hours reported to the school for special recognition at graduation. Each student completing 100 or more Community Service Hours will receive a certificate and white cord at graduation. 

Class of 2017's Messages about Service 

Quotes from our volunteers:
  • “Service is about helping those in need, regardless of the reward or attention. Down in Tijuana, I learned that I wasn’t just there to build a home, but to also build a community. Don’t volunteer to receive the credit, volunteer to change the world.” Cameron Oen

Cameron took two youth trips to build houses for families after earning the money to travel, cooked and served hot meals at the Salvation Army every month, and helped coach at the Youth Academies in the Winter and Spring.

His quote, representative of the 158 graduating seniors who dedicated significant time (more than 100 hours) during high school to community service, speaks about an outward focus on others. Of the amazing things this class of students have done during their high school careers, we have been truly inspired by how much of themselves they have given to others. And we wholeheartedly agree — it isn’t about accumulating hours — it is about serving.

  • "Volunteering is all about providing your service out of the goodness of your heart, not obligation. It’s about connecting with the community because you want to and not because you have to. It’s about helping those who are desperate in need and returning all of the aid that was provided as we have grown up. I was inspired to serve because as I grew up, I witnessed the actions of other volunteers in my life and they became role models for me. So, when I grew up I wanted to be the same type of role model for the younger generation.” Ryan Kuwada

Well put, Cameron and Ryan! And to all of the graduating seniors who spent a part of high school serving others, giving 30,816.5 hours of your time, energy, and commitment to service in 214 different organizations, we are humbled to honor your service and pleased you are willing to be recognized so that other students may be inspired to serve their communities, too. Great work Class of 2017!

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM:

The Community Service Program is sponsored by the Issaquah High PTSA.  It was started in 2013 as a way to recognize students for their commitment to helping others and their community.  

As recognition, students who meet the number of hours required, receive their Community Service Honor Cord to be worn at graduation.  

Deadline To Submit Hours For Graduating Seniors: TBD (May 2018)

Requirement:     100 hours

How To Submit:  Click here to complete your online form.  We are no longer accepting hard copy log forms. Please submit your hours any time throughout the year, through the online process.  

Questions? Email: IH PTSA Community Service.

Any volunteer work done after 8th grade graduation qualifies. Please note, Community Service Hours are NOT a requirement for graduation.

For a list of volunteer opportunities, visit the IHS College and Career Center Volunteer Page at: IHSCCCVolunteer.