Silver Cord Service Program Seniors who have completed 160 hours of volunteer service during their high school career will be awarded the SILVER CORD to wear and be recognized at graduation for their service to the community (similar to the gold honor cord).
To encourage, recognize, and reward volunteerism and community service, the Silver Cord Program will encourage students to make contributions to their community through service. Students will not only benefit the community, but will develop their own leadership and citizenship skills. This is a self directed program. The student is responsible for turning in all of their hours.
6:8 is a non-profit organization based in Sauk Prairie started by John and Sarah Ramthun and their Board of Directors. It is not linked to any Church or specific group, rather will work within and through the Sauk Prairie Community. 6:8 is “transforming communities by making service personal through intentional community.” We are interested in involving the High Schoolers in giving of the numerous blessings they have, including their time and talents. In return we hope the high schoolers are blessed by their experience of serving those around them.
Students hand in the registration form and one-time $25 fee at any point during their first 3 years of high school. Registration forms are available in the High School main office or on the 6:8 website: www.MakingServicePersonal.org Students should accumulate the total 160 hours throughout their four years of high school. To receive credit, students fill out a Verification of Service Form for their service. Verification forms can be found in the High School main office or at www.MakingServicePersonal.org and must be completed for each activity for which a student volunteers. These forms should be turned in at the office or mailed to 6:8 so that they can be added to the student’s service file. Forms may be turned in throughout the school year, but no later than the second Friday in May to be counted for senior year’s final hour count. The hours counted toward the Silver Cord must meet the volunteer requirements (see next page) and cannot be required for other groups (NHS, Churches, school projects/classes, etc.); they must be above and beyond what is required and cannot be paid. It is required that students complete at least 80 accumulated hours prior to the start of their senior year. Credit will not be given for more than 80 hours in any single year. Students may begin accumulating hours following the completion of the 8th grade school year. Questions should be addressed to advisors Bill Been at the High School or John and Sarah Ramthun (of 6:8) at (608) 658-4700; [email protected]
Silver Cord Service Program Requirements & Ideas for Service