The purpose of the Southeast Polk Silver Cord Program is to instill within students the importance of community service, and encourage students to be accountable for investing in their own education and in their community on a regular basis during their school years.
The Silver Cord Program recognizes students for their community service during their high school years. Students are recognized at 150 hours. Students volunteering 150 hours by April 30 of their senior year will have the distinct honor of wearing a silver cord during their graduation ceremony. This is a self-directed program. The student is responsible for turning in all of their hours.
While it is suggested that students complete the minimum hours of service activities per year to reach the 150 total hours, students may accumulate their 150 hours in varying amounts during their four years of high school. The Silver Cord Program will be phased into place according to the following schedule:
Class of 2018 – 120 hours minimum
Class of 2019 and beyond – 150 hours minimum
Click here for a listing of some of the available volunteer opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
Mark Busch, Silver Cord Coordinator
(515) 967-6631, ext. 2390