Youth-Adult Partnerships in Action at the NCSLC Summit


NYLC was thrilled to participate in the North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition Summit on November 16, 2017 at University of North Carolina-Pembroke. NYLC’s Curriculum and Training Specialist, Sarah Bassett-Kim, and two of NYLC’s Youth Advisory Council members, Erin Gamba and Meenu Immaneni, contributed a keynote address and facilitated a workshop session at the Summit. NYLC’s keynote … Continue reading Youth-Adult Partnerships in Action at the NCSLC Summit

Developing Moral Character Through Service-Learning


By Amy Meuers, NYLC CEO Different points in history have demanded that people stand-up for what is right, what is moral and ethical. In his letter from the Birmingham jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “History is the long and tragic story of the fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. … Continue reading Developing Moral Character Through Service-Learning

buildOn Students: Breaking the Cycle through Service-Learning


By Betsy Grace, Service Learning Specialist, buildOn buildOn students have seen firsthand what issues their communities are facing: poverty, violence, and low-expectations. By engaging high school students from underserved community in service, buildOn’s service learning programs show students that they have the power to change their communities from within. In each of these programs, youth … Continue reading buildOn Students: Breaking the Cycle through Service-Learning

A Lasting Legacy, United


What is the lesson of 9/11 sixteen years later? After that terrible day in America, there was a sense of unity in the face of overwhelming evil. We found humanity in one another, despite inhumane terror. However, one-third of Americans under 21 never experienced the fleeting solidarity in the aftermath of 9/11. They’re too young … Continue reading A Lasting Legacy, United

Service-Learning in a Hurricane


Our thoughts are with everyone who has been and will be affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts — the majority of the world is vulnerable to natural disasters. Service-learning can be a useful tool to help young people become accustomed to preparing for such situations, and helping those in need. Below are some … Continue reading Service-Learning in a Hurricane