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Service Leadership

Service Leadership

Our Approach

All students will participate in service leadership opportunities throughout their time at Quest Forward High School. These opportunities will encourage students to be active members of their communities, will teach them how to be valuable contributors to public spaces, will expose them to different experiences, and will stand out on their resumes and transcripts. Students’ experiences will culminate with a Capstone Service project that they will document digitally and that will become an integral part of their college and work applications.

How the Service Program Works

Grade 9 and 10 Students

All students will participate in service projects with their local communities. These projects will focus on helping students develop empathy for others while also advancing their leadership skills. During these experiences students will work collaboratively with their peers, will have mentorship opportunities, and will have completed 20-hours of community service by the end of 10th grade.

Grade 11 and 12 Students

Students in grades 11 and 12 will continue to participate in service projects. While doing so, they’ll take on more independent roles, will have opportunities to mentor younger students, and will complete 40-hours of community service prior to graduation. All students will create a Capstone Service Project that will reflect upon their experiences and become an integral part of their college and work applications.

As a sophomore, I leaned into my passion of serving the community. I have completed over 265 service hours as well as over 200 hours of internships through Goldridge Fire Department, American Medical Response, and Sonoma Life Support. Next year, I will be attending a 2-week bootcamp that will complete my EMT certification.

I volunteered at Rose Hill Elementary school and was put in charge of creating educational games that promoted stronger reading and math skills. This experience made me realize that I want to pursue my degree in Education to become a teacher to better help the next generation of students.

Lindsey Odell:


As part of our Service Leadership program, Quest Forward students participate in a wide variety of internships with community partners. These internships instill values of community service and civic engagement, and expose students to opportunities that can help them refine their college goals. Here are some of the amazing internships our students have completed:

Apprenticeship with Turner Construction

Internship with Adkins Guitar and Music

Groundskeeper and Maintenance with R&R Acres

Internship with Keystone Glass in Omaha

Internship with Dent Pros Omaha

Assistant Audio Engineer with Rainbow Records in Omaha

Assistant Pastry Chef with Oh My Sweets in Omaha

Job Shadowing with Persinger Architecture in Santa Rosa

Apprenticeship with Nebraska Maintenance Academy

Internship at Goldridge Fire Department in Santa Rosa

Job Shadow with PayPal

Game Director with Camp Amikaro

Animal Health Intern at Chalco Hills Vet Clinic

Internship with Brownell Talbot’s Camp Discovery for Youth

Shop Assistant at DC Automotive

Internship with La Bella Vita Montessori

Job Shadow with Humane Society of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa

Job Shadow at Sugar Loaf State Park in Sonoma

CAD design at Mobile Road Service Solutions in Redwood City

Internship at American Medical Response in Santa Rosa