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.
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.
Born out of a desire to prepare young people for careers that are both local and also future-oriented, the Satellite Center was built in 2005, and opened after a six-month delay post-Hurricane Katrina. Located in Luling, Louisiana, the school embodies more than state-of-the-art technology. It is dedicated to “Building a Better You” – as its tagline reads, for high school juniors and seniors. As such, teachers are “facilitators” and students are “team members”, reflecting an ethos of collaboration and youth leadership designed to support graduates as they apply their skills and passions to community needs.
These suggested reflection activities are presented according to the eight different areas of intelligence. Choose whichever methods will draw on the strengths of your individual students.