Youth at the Helm


Late last month, NYLC was in Chicago, Ill., at Ada S. McKinley Lakeside Academy – Youth Connection Charter Schools, to lead the 2015 YCCS Summer Immersion Training. As part of an ongoing partnership with YCCS to support the infusion of high-quality, standards-based service-learning into curriculum at all levels, this training focused on the fundamentals of … Continue reading Youth at the Helm

McCain Institute 2014 Next Generation Leaders Graduate, 2015 Class Begins Program


WASHINGTON (September 4, 2015) – On Thursday, September 3, The McCain Institute’s 2014 Next Generation Leaders (NGL) participated in a graduation ceremony marking their completion of the U.S. development portion of the program. This year’s participants represent 12 countries and a variety of professional backgrounds, and have demonstrated a personal commitment to character-driven leadership already … Continue reading McCain Institute 2014 Next Generation Leaders Graduate, 2015 Class Begins Program

Tools for School


The first day, week, and even month of school can be overwhelming. New faces, new classes, new challenges abound. For service-learners, the new landscape can be even more uncertain. For rookies, it’s hard to know exactly how to get started. That’s when you need Getting Started in Service-Learning. This elementary through high school handbook answers … Continue reading Tools for School

2015 Shinnyo-En Foundation Annual Retreat


From Elizabeth Koenig, Professional Development and Training Manager. Last week I had the privilege to attend the Shinnyo-­en Foundation Annual Retreat. The retreat is designed as a meaningful opportunity to connect with people in the fields of service­-learning and youth development, and to think deeply about our own personal, cultural, and spiritual paths to service. … Continue reading 2015 Shinnyo-En Foundation Annual Retreat

Onwards Down the #Youth4Ed Path


At the 2015 National Youth Leadership Training last month, the Youth4Education campaign found its Lead Activists in twenty-two young leaders ready to change their communities with service-learning. Launching with the inspiration and knowledge gathered from the experience, the #Youth4Ed Lead Activists are prepared to take action with projects geared toward advancing education equity and mitigating … Continue reading Onwards Down the #Youth4Ed Path

For The Youth: Growth Springs Eternal


From Grayson Carr and Alyssa Kruzel, former NYLC Promise Fellows. With gratitude and sadness, our AmeriCorps term of service with the National Youth Leadership Council has come to an end. It has been a bittersweet parting to be sure, but we are leaving on a high note; after weeks of preparation for the week-long National … Continue reading For The Youth: Growth Springs Eternal