Interested in strengthening the outcomes of your teaching? Partner with NYLC to access customized trainings at the school, district, community, or state level; receive ongoing coaching and planning support; and/or develop curriculum rooted in service-learning.

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Join the Youth Advisory Council

For 35 years, the National Youth Leadership Council has tapped into the passion, creativity, and ingenuity of all young people to make meaningful change happen. Our Youth Advisory Council is a team of servant-leaders dedicated to promoting youth leadership, service-learning, and education equity. By providing valuable perspectives to inform NYLC programming, including Teen Driver Safety, Education Equity, and Youth Leadership, YAC members contribute to the success of NYLC in reaching our mission to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning.

Submit your application today! Deadline January 26, 2019


The National Youth Leadership Council, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is launching a multi-year program dedicated to working with young people around the country to identify best practices to increase seatbelt usage in their community.

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The 30th Annual National Service-Learning Conference

April 14-16, 2019 | New Foundations Charter School, Philadelphia, P.A.

The National Service-Learning Conference provides more than 100 hands-on learning opportunities through workshops, keynote and thought leader sessions. Topics range from social-emotional learning and civic education to youth leadership and international service-learning. Whether you are new to service-learning or an experienced practitioner, this conference has something for you. A Rookie series offers introductory sessions on the practice of service-learning while the research and thought leader sessions will engage even the most seasoned professional.

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Service-Learning by Design Online Course

Online Course offering 3 CEU credits from Augsburg University

June 4, 2019 – August 31, 2019

Backward design is an approach to service-learning which yields more powerful student learning. It’s what we use in schools — because we know it works. Now we want you to know what we know.  Facilitated by Dr. Sue Root from the National Youth Leadership Council, in partnership with Augsburg University, this 10-week online course is for educators ready to enhance their service-learning practice.

Participants will:

Develop a standards-based service-learning unit plan including inquiry and problem-solving; Design authentic formative and summative assessments for service-learning; Build strategies for strengthening literacy into service-learning learning experiences; and Understand how to incorporate students into the development and implementation of service-learning unit.

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

*price includes digital copy of text book: Service-Learning by Design

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