PD in 2017


We’re still in the early days of January, so there’s a slight chance your New Year’s Resolutions are intact, right? At NYLC, we’ve resolved to get busy with our professional development – and we’re itching for you to join us! Here’s our PD slate for the next few months: Monday, January 23, 5:00 PM central. … Continue reading PD in 2017

The Early-Bird Gets the Discount


Don’t worry. This year we’ve answered your holiday wishes. The deadline for Early-Bird Registration has been extended to January 16, 2017. Early-Bird is for everyone and not just those who eat dinner at four. Get your reg materials to us by then and you’ll get discounted admission (to the tune of $75!) to #SLC17. Sounds … Continue reading The Early-Bird Gets the Discount

Things We’re Proud of in 2016


What a year. Here’s some of what we’re proud of from the last 12 months: The National Service-Learning Conference returned “home.” Minutes from the site of the first annual conference, the event received praise from attendees, elevated young people as true leaders, and ran smoothly thanks to tireless staff and volunteers. NYLT, our longest running … Continue reading Things We’re Proud of in 2016

A Generation of Leaders


Are you trying to nail down your summer 2017 plans? Look no further. We’ve got you covered. For decades, NYLC has hosted a summer camp that powers a generation of leaders. The National Youth Leadership Training is a seven-day immersive leadership camp that activates young people to address today’s most pressing challenges and helps to … Continue reading A Generation of Leaders

Remembering a Pioneer


By Dr. James Kielsmeier, NYLC Founder & Amy Meuers, NYLC CEO John Glenn’s recent passing has highlighted his role as a pioneer in space exploration, but Glenn also sought new frontiers in teaching and learning as the Chair of the National Commission on Service-Learning. Glenn was named by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2001 to … Continue reading Remembering a Pioneer

Project-Based Learning vs. Service-Learning


Project-based learning and service-learning have a tough go of it. They’re often seen as two competing ideas, each with similar outcomes, vying for the same goal (application in every classroom). But the way we see it, they aren’t competing at all. Check the video for NYLC’s take on this “debate.”