Engaging Students through Service-Learning

By Amy Meuers, Chief Operating Officer In Chicago, nearly 40,000 youth between the ages of 15 and 20 and approximately 97,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are high school dropouts. Without a high school diploma, the implications for these youth — and the community as a whole — are stark. Youth dropouts are more likely … Continue reading Engaging Students through Service-Learning

Creating Meaning, Addressing Needs

Research suggests that meaningful service perhaps is the most important of the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice It might be obvious that any valuable service-learning experience should be meaningful — yet it is far from self-evident what the term “meaningful” implies. But the substantial positive impact meaningful service can have on students’ academic, civic, … Continue reading Creating Meaning, Addressing Needs