Community Service/Work Hours for Bright Futures

Please be sure to email your guidance counselor, if you need more information or help.

Community service plans and documentation have recently changed. Please see the link below for the new community service/work hours requirements:  Community Service Form

Community Service Area locations:

Community Service is defined as identifying a social issue in the community. This requires students to look beyond themselves and reach out to an issue faced by our society (i.e. poverty, abuse, elderly citizen rights). 

Frequently asked questions and important points

  • Court mandated community service.
  • All forms of duty within the family. The student's family to include: parents (including step), siblings (including step), any of their grandchildren (including step) and any of their spouses, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
  • Any activity which can be interpreted primarily as proselytizing, religious devotion or posting political signs around the neighborhood.
  • An activity where there is no leader or responsible adult on site to evaluate and confirm student performance (i.e., fostering an animal in your home or hosting a foreign exchange student). The student's parent cannot be the supervisor.Donations, such as Locks of Love, giving blood, donating money, donating food, collecting items, etc.
  • Student may not receive academic credit or licensure for service work performed (ex: First Aid/CPR, school course, school drama production where course credit is earned).
  •  An activity performed by a student prior to becoming a high school student or after the student's graduation date. A student is considered a high school student the summer prior to his/her 9th grade year.
  • Participation on a sports team or a performance of any kind.
  • Helping at an event that is not fully open to the community, where people must pay to participate.
  • Examples of events that don't qualify: School football games, road race like a 5K, performances, etc. 
  • You must submit 100 work hours to use work hours for the Bright Futures Scholarship. You have to supply a pay stub from your work location at a job where your income is taxable. Work hours cannot be combined with Community Service hours to make 100.  100 work hours are required for FAS and FMS Bright Futures Scholarships.