"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

Learning Outcomes

As a result of your reflections on your CAS experiences, there should be evidence that you have:

  • Increased your awareness of your own strengths and areas of growth.
You are able to see yourself as an individual with various skills and abilities, some more developed than others. You understand that you can make choices about how you wish to move forward.
  • Undertaken new challenges.
A new challenge may be an unfamiliar activity, or an extension of an existing one.
  • Planned and initiated activities.
Planning and initiation of activities will often be in collaboration with others. It can be shown in activities that are part of larger projects (Ex: ongoing school activities in the local community), as well as in small, student-led activities.
  • Worked collaboratively with others.
Collaboration can be shown in many different activities, such as playing sports, playing music in band, or helping in a kindergarten. It is required to have at least one project involving collaboration and the integration of at least two of creativity, action, and service.
  • Shown perseverance and commitment in their activities.
At the minimum, this implies attending regularly and accepting a share of the responsibilities for dealing with the problems that arise in the course of the activities.
  • Engaged with issues of global importance.
You may be involved in international projects, but there are many global issues that can be acted on locally or nationally (Ex: environmental concerns, caring for the elderly).
  • Considered the ethical implications of their actions.
Ethical decisions arise in every CAS activity (Ex: on the sports field, in musical compositions, in relationships with others involved in service activities). Evidence of thinking about ethical issues can be shown in various ways, including journal/blog entries and conversations with CAS supervisors and the program coordinator.
  • Developed new skills.
As with new challenges, new skills may be shown in activities that you have not previously undertaken, or in increased expertise in an established area.

All eight outcomes must be present to show completion of the program requirements. 

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