Supporting student success through afterschool programs.

We are committed to providing high-quality afterschool service-learning experiences that help young people develop skills and confidence that will help them find success in school and in life.

We assist State Afterschool Networks in identifying the information needed to build a sustainable model for service-learning integration that will increase the quantity and quality of service-learning experiences for young people. Selected states received funding, technical support, and trainings so that service-learning becomes a sustainable and systematic part of afterschool learning.

Want to learn more about how we could partner with your team? Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!

How have State Afterschool Networks used Service-Learning as a Strategy for Out-of-School Programs?

Map of how afterschool programs have used service learning across the country

“NYLC is our partner in championing service-learning in afterschool programs across Tennessee. For us, service-learning is an important strategy to support our kids academically, through career exploration, and leadership development. It grows the power of youth voice and helps our communities grow better citizens.”

Mary Graham | United Ways of Tennessee and Tennessee Afterschool Network

We are Proud to Partner with these State Networks to Create State Models for Service-Learning in Afterschool

Grant Opportunity for State Afterschool Networks

Considering initiatives to strengthen youth voice and empower youth to make real-world change? We are proud to announce a two-year, $50,000 grant opportunity for 3 State Afterschool Networks to champion service-learning with their out-of-school programs.

Since 2017, we have partnered with 14 members of the 50 State Afterschool Networks to integrate service-learning into afterschool programming. Most recently, we partnered with 4 networks to examine and report on how they leveraged service-learning as a strategy to increase youth engagement – read our Pathways to Impact report below.

To find out more about the RFP, click here. The application deadline is December 8, 2023. Direct questions and interest to Julie Rogers Bascom.

Pathways to Impact: Service-Learning as a Catalyst for State Afterschool Networks

We are proud to announce the release of our latest report, “Pathways to Impact: Service-Learning as a Catalyst for State Afterschool Networks.” This comprehensive report sheds light on the transformative power of service-learning as a strategy for engaging youth in afterschool programs across the country.

The report, which draws from our work with 14 members of the 50 State Afterschool Network, provides case studies, lessons learned, and highlights how four State Afterschool Networks — Tennessee Afterschool State Network, TXPOST, OregonASK, and Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development— have successfully leveraged service-learning to empower and engage youth in meaningful ways.

The cover page of the Pathways to Impact report featuring the title, the NYLC logo, and some graphics.

Resources for Afterschool Programs

We offer free resources for afterschool programs engaging in service-learning in our Resource Library! Follow the link below, create an account, and you’ll gain access to free handbooks, worksheets, research, webinars, and more.