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YLP Project and Report

Year Long Project Report and Presentation – What’s Expected?

Due Date:

Written summary: Choose one option:

1) For students who did the SAME project all year:

Write a three-paragraph summary/reflection of your project.

Paragraph 1: Introduce your project, tell why you chose it, and describe exactly what you did. Be sure to include topic sentence and concluding statement.

Paragraph 2:  Describe your experience. How did your project make you feel while you were engaged in it?  Were there moments of failure, success, indecision, doubt, humor, frustration, happiness, sadness? How did your involvement in the project impact others in a positive way? Was your project worth the sacrifice of your time and resources?

Paragraph 3: Reflection: What have you learned about yourself through this experience? Do you have more/less understanding or empathy than you did before volunteering? In what ways, if any, has your sense of self, your values, your sense of “community,” your willingness to serve others, and your self-confidence/self-esteem been impacted or altered through this experience? Will these experiences change the way you act or think in the future?


2) For students who chose to do two or more projects during the year:

Paragraph 1: Briefly summarize each of the projects that you completed. Use one or two sentences for each project.

Paragraph 2: Choose the project that you enjoyed most or the one which made you feel made the biggest difference in the world or community. Describe this experience. How did your project make you feel while you were engaged in it?  Were there moments of failure, success, indecision, doubt, humor, frustration, happiness, or sadness? Explain. How did your involvement in the project impact others in a positive way?

Paragraph 3:  Reflection: What have I learned about myself through these experiences? Do I have more/less understanding or empathy than I did before volunteering? In what ways, if any, has your sense of self, your values, your sense of “community,” your willingness to serve others, and your self-confidence/self-esteem been impacted or altered through these experiences? Will these experiences change the way you act or think in the future? What is the biggest thing you have learned by engaging in a Year Long Project?


PRESENTATION BOARD or DISPLAY

This can be a poster board or a thicker presentation board (Science Fair Display Board). NO POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS OR OTHER COMPUTER-BASED PRESENTATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your display must include:


  • Title of Project (If you did more than one project, your title can be “Year-Long Projects”, then put sub-titles on each project)

  • Your name

  • Written summary (as described on first page)

  • Photos of you doing your activity or letters, brochures, or other evidence relevant to the activity

  • Measurable data from your projects. If you did more than one project, you should include measurable data from each project. You may make separate data charts for each, or if you are able to condense all of your data into one chart or graph, this is acceptable. For instance, you could make one graph of time spent in each activity, money raised during each activity, etc.  Examples of graphs include.


Line graphs

Column or Bar graphs

Pie Chart










Examples from last year’s presentations:


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