Evaluate the Service Project

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Keywords & Concepts: 

Using provided evaluation or reflection forms, share details about the service and its impact. A demonstration to an interested audience is a great way to show details of the need and service and celebrate relationships and impact. 

PrintOne Forty-Five Minute Session

Evaluate the success of the service project.


An outline of a gingerbread character (or a character related to the service)

Teacher Preparation 

Obtain any forms necessary to report on the grant funded project.

Contact a potential audience to share the success story of the service project.


  1. Anticipatory Set:

    A service project can impact the giver, a recipient, and the community. Develop a set of symbols to have participants indicate who they think was impacted by their service project. They may design this symbolism with you.


    • Pat their head if the service project gave them something.
    • Pat their heart if they saw impact on the recipient of their service.
    • Wave their hands if the service project gave something to their community.
    • Stand up if they accomplished what they set out to do when they began their service project.
  2. Complete the online evaluation provided by the funder, if applicable. 

    Guide youth to demonstrate to an authentic audience the process they went through from idea to idea gathering to taking action, sharing thoughts and images in a creative format.

  3. For a quick evaluation, give each participant the outline of a gingerbread character. 

    • In the head, write or draw a symbol telling what you think was the impact.
    • By the heart, write or draw a symbol about how the service project felt.
    • By the hands, write the action you did.
    • By the feet, write next steps. 

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.IV Volunteering and Service
    1. Standard VS 05. Integrating the Service Experience into Learning
      1. Benchmark E.1 Describe the process of program evaluation.