A project completed by Tanzanian students served as the catalyst for a project that teaches students about their own village.
Why should we use service-learning in schools? "Most schools? mission statements include the goal of students becoming the kind of active citizens and change agents that their communities, the country, and the world need. Service learning may well be the vehicle to bring that ultimate mission to life."
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.
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.