Community and service is an integral piece to the IB experience; the experiences they will have in the community will set them a part from their peers and encourage them to experience what it means to be an open-minded and caring young adult. The MYP coordinator shares community and service information to all sophomores in September, so they will understand the benefit of community of service as a learner and community member. Each MYP student will complete a total of 10 community and service hours each year, freshmen and sophomore year. The certified hours must be completed throughout the academic year. After each community and service experience, students will reflect on COLE. The students are encouraged to choose their community service hours based on their own interests.