I-CARE is a service program that provides opportunities for junior high students to volunteer during their study hall. Each week, the Service Learning Coordinator transports participating students to the I-CARE partner sites and chaperons the students while they volunteer. Each visit is about 24 minutes long ensuring students are back to school before the next class period. Both Indian Hills and Stilwell junior high schools have I-CARE programs. Any student in seventh or eighth grade with a second through seventh-period study hall can participate in I-CARE.

I-Care Partners:

  • Glen Oaks Alzheimer Center
  • Jordan Creek Kennels
  • West Des Moines Children’s Museum
  • Western Hills and Westridge Tiger Cubs Preschool
  • National Speech & Debate Association
  • Crestview School of Inquiry
  • Crossroads Park Elementary
  • West Des Moines Social Services
  • Manor Care
  • Backpack Buddies
  • Meals from the Heartland
  • West Des Moines Library and Clive Library
  • Walnut Ridge Senior Community

I-CARE Coordinators also work closely with building principals and teachers to provide school-wide days of service or volunteerism.

Stilwell Junior High I-CARE Permission Slip

Contact Information

Heather Davis

ICARE Service Learning Coordinator
Stilwell Junior High School
1601 Vine Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Jamie Champion

ICARE Service Learning Coordinator
Indian Hills Junior High School
Clive, IA 50325