Last month, youth and adults from around the world convened in Washington D.C. for More Powerful Together, the 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®. The event was packed full of professional development sessions, networking opportunities, service, and much more!
The Service-Learning World Forum: Beyond Borders, Beyond Boundaries was a day-long session focused on tackling global issues through service-learning.
Attendees filled the Washington Marriott Wardman Park with expertise, ideas, and opportunities through a series of concurrent workshops. These learning sessions have always been the heart of the National Service-Learning Conference — when passionate young leaders come together with their adult allies to learn from one another, a place is discovered where all are More Powerful Together.
Attendees had the opportunity to hear from several outstanding speakers on the plenary stage. Allie Gould and Jessie Oliveira, members of the Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee, inspired the audience with a passionate message about promoting acceptance through friendship.
The #MPTExpo gave attendees the opportunity to visit with exhibitors to learn about their organizations, and to enjoy food, entertainment, and all of the on-site service-learning projects.
Youth attendees spent their evenings networking in the Youth Room. This year’s Youth Room featured an ’80s Dance Party, engaging icebreakers, and a pretty intense game of Rock, Paper, Scissors: Grand Champion.
#MPT15 concluded with a Day of Service in the D.C. Community. Attendees volunteered their time at seven different sites, including the Capital Area Food Bank and Urban Garden.
Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, committee members, volunteers, exhibitors, and presenters for making More Powerful Together a success! Check out our Flickr page for a complete collection of #MPT15 photos.