Who we are

Our mission: To create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning.

For more than 30 years, the National Youth Leadership Council has transformed classrooms, empowered teachers, and captivated students by leading the way in providing high-quality, dynamic service-learning content to school districts, classrooms, out-of-school youth programs, and everything in between.

Our programs and services develop young leaders, support educators, and advance the field of service-learning.

NYLC accelerates student achievement in school districts by strengthening academic, civic, and character outcomes through service-learning. We tap into the passion, creativity, and ingenuity of all young people to make meaningful change happen. NYLC offers a variety of paths to reach service-learning excellence through online content, customized professional development, tools, resources, and more. We are leading the way to address real world issues with all young people, inspiring them to Serve. Learn. Change the world.®

View our staff and Board of Directors, meet the Youth Advisory Council, and read about NYLC’s founder, Dr. James Keilsmeier.


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View NYLC’s 2014 Annual Report and 2012 990.