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.
This session will provide an overview of servant leadership and how this leadership style will enhance the service-learning experience for students and educators. Participants will gain an understanding of how a servant leader align’s the individual’s purpose and role to organizational strategies, student outcomes, and the needs of the community. Participants learn how to guide actions, add energy, and provide long-term perspective.
This interactive workshop will ask participants to reflect and respond to questions related to service-learning such as: How can we best work towards supporting students to create service projects that are safe, inclusive, equitable, and just models of community engagement at all levels? How do we recognize our own limitations and develop supportive networks? This workshop is for anyone who works with local communities via service, advocacy, social and/or environmental justice, or those looking to learn more about service-learning and reciprocal community partnerships.
Use this session to gain a deeper understanding of the research base for service-learning and how to use the research to build the case for service-learning in classrooms, afterschool programs, and on campuses.
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.