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 at Mariner Middle. Students will participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within one of the six global contexts. In other words, 8th graders will investigate a need in a community that they feel connected to, plan a project to address that need and follow through with their plan. After they have taken action they will reflect on what they have done, what they have learned, and where they can go from here. Our students are powerful, capable, and caring and each year we as a faculty are amazed by the amount of good they are able to do in our communities.
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.
If you have specific questions about your project you may ask your Triton Time Mentor Teacher or if you have questions about the project in general you may email the IB Coordinator, Mr. Kroll, at [email protected]