The KlDS Model.
Founded in 1992, by Marvin Rosenblum, the KIDS (Kids Involved Doing Service-Learning) model of service-learning helps young people gain the essential problem solving, communication and teamwork skills needed to address complex issues in their communities and succeed in a competitive global workforce. The KIDS model has been implemented across the country and has a proven track record of tremendous success for more than two and a half decades!
Customized for you.
Our services are tailored to meet the needs of schools, school districts, state and regional agencies and out of school settings.
Some of the services include:
- Service-Learning Professional Development
- Organizational Development
- Coaching Sessions
- Reflection Practice Sessions
We believe that high quality service-learning instruction prepares students to use their knowledge and skills to solve community problems. Students who participate in service-learning gain the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to become engaged citizens and impact environmental challenges that lie ahead. Our goals are to support teachers' science instruction, boost students' collaborative skills, and spark students' interest in future civic work.
Tracy Harkins is unique in her ability to excite, teach and encourage teachers. It's a joy seeing teachers leave with their professional development experiences refreshed, inspired, and ready to try their new skills.
-Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Curry School of Education and
Center for the Advanced Study
of Teaching and Learning
University of Virginia
The tools and techniques are a great road map guiding the way for both new and experienced practitioners.
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary
Tracy is truly the ultimate professional. Her vast knowledge of state and national learning standards gives her the ability to individualize and infuse QSL/SEL into any content area curriculum, grades PreK to 12. In addition, Ms. Harkins is innovative in her approach to providing professional development to educators, and her enthusiasm for what she does is contagious. This recommendation comes highly, without any reservation, and I would invite any prospective clients to contact me for additional information.
-Dr. Cynthia Basteri
Interim Director of Community Services
Tewksbury Public Schools
I have been to so many training's, but this has been the best by far! Tracy keeps things fun and engaging. She gives tons of real life examples and resources (all for free)! You can tell she is passionate about what she does and is very respectful and responsive to her audience's wants and needs. I would recommend this workshop to anyone even thinking about Service-Learning!