Since 2020, virtual service experiences have become increasingly popular. This handbook teaches educators how to move service-learning to a virtual space, while still engaging with students' interests.
By learning about the standards of Service-Learning, its framework, and how to apply Service-Learning to your current activities and programs, you can learn how to use Service-Learning as a tool to engage young people in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)!
Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates and builds the capacity of all youth ages 5-25 to help our communities and democracies thrive by working together for the common good. Join this session to learn more about this day of action and the educators and young leaders who are making a difference in communities around the world.
Learn how service-learning can help you meet content goals as well as address social emotional learning using a four stage framework, investigation cycle and research based standards of quality service-learning practice that ensure young people will grow as leaders and as active citizens. Be ready to take a step to weaving service-learning into your unit plans!
Join us for this youth-led, youth-centered introduction to Service-Learning! After this session, you will have a fully-stocked toolkit for addressing genuine community needs.
To be effective facilitators, leaders must not only be informed about community assets and needs but also be aware of their own motivations and assumptions. In this session, participants will use NYLC’s “Equity in Service-Learning: Self-Assessment Tools for Community Engagement" to reflect on their own programmatic mindsets and intentions. Who is this for? Though these resources were designed for US-based service-learning practitioners, we invite any educators and out-of-school time professionals with some prior experience in community service and/or service-learning to explore how these tools might meet their needs.
Looking for resources to start your service-learning experiences in your program? Looking to use service-learning as a strategy in your youth programming or classroom? Get a preview of some of the resources that NYLC has created to help you with that. The ENGAGE series and other Sustainable Development Goals Handbooks are free with subscribing to NYLC's membership program.
Calling all youth! Want to tell your service-learning story? We need YOU to share the importance of using service-learning with people who make decisions about its availability. Relate how you developed leadership skills, acquired new knowledge and worked with others to solve community problems using this teaching and learning experience. You’ll learn who to talk to, how to reach them, what to say to them, and why it’s so important. NOW is the time to share the power of your story. Your voice and story matter to others - let’s make sure others have these same opportunities to create the change they want to see in their world.