Service-Learning Educator Institute

March 9-10 | Science Museum of Minnesota | Saint Paul, MN

This training is open to K-12 classroom teachers who want to implement service-learning in their classrooms, instructional coaches and curriculum specialists who want to support teachers in implementing this innovative pedagogy, and administrators who want to understand how service-learning can transform their schools.

Service-Learning Educator Institute participants will:

  • Develop an academically-aligned service-learning unit plan including rigorous assessments;
  • Experience activities that are replicable in the classroom;
  • Understand how to incorporate students into the development and implementation of a service-learning unit;
  • Receive tools and templates to use in their own practice.

Service-learning helps students meet academic learning targets, positively impact their communities, and gain leadership skills. In combination with a backwards design curriculum, service-learning gives educators the opportunity to transform their classrooms.

Learn more and register today.

Justice in Action: 29th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®

March 11–13, 2018 | Saint Paul, MN | InterContinental Riverfront Saint Paul

Whether you’re young or young at heart, we’re confident this conference will inspire you to make a difference in the world. When you attend the National Service-Learning Conference®, you join hundreds of students, educators, and government leaders from across the country and around the globe. This event provides the tools, resources, ideas,and support you need to return home and make positive changes in your schools and communities.

Learn more on the official Justice in Action website.

Gathering of Elders

March 11, 2018 | 2- 4 p.m. | Saint Paul, MN | InterContinental Riverfront Saint Paul

Cost: FREE

Elders have shown extraordinary wisdom and originality as teachers and counselors of change. Their life lessons are contained in philosophies, oral histories, and ceremonies, handed from one generation to the next. Their symbolic connection to the past helps us remember who we are, why we serve, and what we must do to change the world.

Facilitated by McClellan Hall, author of Wisdom Teachings: Lessons Learned from Gathering of Elders, this event will bring together elders from across the diverse communities of the Twin Cities to share their perspectives through their own cultural lenses. Each elder plays a role in setting the standards for community life; their stories are a reflection of the genuine qualities of life.  By sharing their stories and having conversations with young people, elders can ensure that they will lay down a pathway of service wherein the bar has been raised for all to follow.

The 2018 Gathering of Elders will ask the question: What role do our differences play when we are building a community?

Hear from elders on the true meaning of civic engagement. Hear their stories, experience their motivations, and learn the actions needed to make real change in the world.

ROTA’s 10th Annual Youth Conference Empower 2018

March 15-17 | Doha, Qatar | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

The National Youth Leadership Council is honored to speak at the 2018 Empower conference. This event promotes a better understanding of youth leadership, service-learning, and a greater awareness of global issues among 450 youth between the ages of 16-32 in Qatar and the region.

Learn more about this event.

Japanese Conference of Philanthropic Education

March 15-18 | Tokyo, Japan | Nagoya University

The Japanese Conference on Philanthropic Education engages more than 1,000 delegates in learning about the role that service-learning can play in the development of youth as leaders. The National Youth Leadership Council is proud to speak at an event that will promote the understanding and best practices of service-learning.

Learn more about this event.

National Youth Leadership Training

July 20 – 23 | Saint Paul, MN | University of Minnesota

Join the National Youth Leadership Council for a four-day immersive leadership camp that activates young people to address today’s most pressing challenges and create impactful change. It’s a different kind of summer camp, powering a generation of leaders.

Learn more about this foundational youth leadership event.