What is the Community Project?

Perhaps the most exciting component of the IB Middle Years Program at Mariner Middle is the 8th Grade Community Project. The Community Project is students’ opportunity to take what they have learned at Mariner Middle and use it to positively impact the world around them.
The Community Project is so much more than just community service; it is the culmination of their time in the MYP. Students will participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within one of the six global contexts.
There are a variety of ways to be successful with your community project. Feel free to use the resources below to explore the project requirments further. 
For a static version of the above diagram click here: Community Project Cycle Diagram

Past Projects

In the two years since Mariner Middle began the 8th Grade Community Project there have been about 150 different projects serving a variety of communities around Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Lee County and beyond. Below are a just a few of the amazing projects Mariner Middle 8th graders have completed.

Created welcome baskets for families checking into the local Ronald McDonald House
Wrote and performed a song at the band concert about bullying
Designed an awareness program for Monarch butterflies by distributing pamphlets and seeds
Collected stuffed animals for the CCPD so officers could help comfort children during calls
Ran a fundraiser and donated time and labor to a local horse rescue
Created blankets made out of recycled plastic bags for distribution by local homeless shelters
Created video Spanish lessons for teachers so they could make their students feel more comfortable
Designed and painted an achievement mural on a teacher's classroom wall 

Resources

Student Resources PDFs

Below are PDFs of the student guide and resources for the Community Project. Google Doc versions are available in your Triton Time Google Classroom as part of the Cycle 4 assignment. 

Community Project Guidebook 

Community Project Resources