Students are encouraged to actively participate in service learning and community service initiatives during their time at Groves. By getting involved, students gain firsthand experience of the positive impact that community involvement and good citizenship have on mental and physical well-being.
As a junior or senior, students in health class are required to complete 10 hours of service during each trimester.
Various student organizations and clubs also promote and require service learning and community service commitments. These include our Experiential Learning course, National Honor Society, Groves Student Congress (GSC), Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Student Ambassadors and the Interact Club.
Furthermore, many independent clubs, programs, classes, and athletic teams develop their own service projects aligned with their specific goals and objectives. Examples of these projects include voter registration campaigns, Capstone projects, and designated days of service.
Lastly, the entire school comes together to support an annual Charity Week, which encompasses a range of service events, fundraising activities and other initiatives organized by GSC.
- Birmingham Rotary Club Community Service Scholarship
- Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Program & Scholarship
- Donald and Patricia Greening Community Service Scholarship Award
- Groves Community Service Scholarship
- Groves Community Service Cords
- Tom Carson Memorial Award
- President's Volunteer Service Award
- United Nations Association National Community Service Awards
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club that gives students an opportunity to participate in fun and meaningful service projects. The Groves Interact Club meets once or twice monthly, usually on Thursday afternoons at school or in the community, depending on the activities planned by a student-led executive board. Interact Club is self-supporting and self-governing, thus encouraging the development of leadership skills.