Service-Learning November Digest

Happy December! Can you believe 2017 is almost over? Even though the year is winding down, the fabulous service-learning community aka you all hasn’t stopped making a different across the country and around the world. Here’s some of the best projects that happened last month:

First, your very own NYLC has been named a Top 100 Youth Blog by feedspot, number 33 to be exact. You may have noticed our bright, shiny badge. It’s all of you doing wonderful service-learning that gives us a platform to cover. Keep it up!

  • Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, ME, in partnership with FARMS (Focus on Rural Agriculture in Maine Schools) will be creating a raised-bed community garden as part of a grant received by the Horizon Foundation. Community members young and old will be able to learn how to harvest their own foods, and young people will embark on service-learning projects by sharing with local food pantries. >> Full article
  • The Child and Youth Services Program through the Idaho National Guard, offers resources and support for young people who have a parent, sibling, or legal guardian serving in Active Duty or in the National Guard and Reserves. Through student support mentors and service-learning, the program teaches “resiliency and life skills while providing a fun and safe environment.” >> Full article
  • Sixty-six projects aimed at “fostering creativity and elevating excellence” in Champaign Urbana Public Schools have received grants from The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation’s Prize Patrol. >> Check out the full list of projects that got funded

Did we miss something? Have you or somebody you know embarked on a service-learning/civic engagement project that warrants exposure? Drop us a line at

See you next year!