The goal of the service learning program at UCDS is for fifth grade students to gain a deeper understanding of their academic and social/emotional strengths and to increase self and community awareness. This is accomplished through a yearlong Service Learning Project. As a member of a school committee, Moving On students identify a relevant need in the community and design a project to address that need. With their faculty mentors as guides, students establish goals, reflect on their experiences and evaluate their own performance. Students have multiple opportunities to share their goals, strengths and challenges with their fifth grade peers, the greater 3-4-5 community, and the faculty.