At Walkabout, students spend a month
in the community making a difference through a project that
earns them social studies and English credit.
Yorktown High School
My community-service project with the Museum of Modern Art
taught me the job skills I'll need to work at a large institution.
I learned how to communicate and work professionally with
adults from a variety of backgrounds. The project prepared
me for my internships with two art galleries. I realized there
is much more to the business world than paperwork; it involves
personal relationships and understanding people's needs.
"My community service project with the
Museum of Modern Art taught me the job skills I'll need to
work at a large institution."
Dan learned about three related businesses during his internship
at HERE, a NYC
art gallery, theater, and cafe.
Hendrick Hudson High School
During my community service project at WESPAC I was able
to voice my opinions on a variety of political topics. I learned
the inner workings of an activist group, and how to organize
protests, make mailings, and lobby using the telephone and
This year I have found the direction that I had lost during
the last few years. Walkabout has given me the independence
and creative freedom I needed to progress as a student, and
as a member of society.
"This year I have found the direction
that I had lost during the last few years."
During his career internship, Will learned sound recording
and electronics at TMF
Recording Studio in the East Village in New York.
Horace Greeley High School
Walkabout Walkabout has given me the confidence to conquer
the workplace. During my community service project at Tea
Town Lakes Nature Preserve, my trail crew and I were able
to put the trail system back into function months before schedule
after Hurricane Floyd practically wiped out the whole park.
The environmental science class has enlightened me about
the complexity of the earth. I learned about the enormous
pollution that the human race spits into the earth's atmosphere
and other ways we damage the planet. The class taught me easy
ways to prevent the destruction of earth. Now, I am able to
speak with confidence about environmental issues I feel strongly
"The environmental science class has
enlightened me about the complexity of the earth."
Topher explored his interest in the natural world in both
his service learning project and his environmental science