Why Attend, Developing Young Leaders at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis?


By Fatumo Mohamed, NYLC intern The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is one the most enlightening experiences that both teens and adults can partake in. Every year, young leaders gather to learn about changing the world from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. By learning about the laureates, they take inspiration and create their own service learning project. … Continue reading Why Attend, Developing Young Leaders at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis?

Service-Learning in Civic Education = SLICE


Service-learning as a teaching method for civic education is such a natural fit that some see the two terms as redundant. Democracies depend on voters with civic knowledge of history and government, and academic skills such as the ability to investigate, analyze, and deliberate about public issues. These skills, as well as the ability to … Continue reading Service-Learning in Civic Education = SLICE

Reflecting on 2017


2017 was a year filled with contention in our government, communities, streets, and schools. We saw mass destruction when three monster hurricanes ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands within a four-week span and when a lone shooter rained gunfire down upon concert-goers in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2017 was also a year that … Continue reading Reflecting on 2017

National Youth Leadership Council Receives Grant From The UPS Foundation


The National Youth Leadership Council received a $175,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. “The UPS Foundation is honored to support the National Youth Leadership Council’s effort to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning,” … Continue reading National Youth Leadership Council Receives Grant From The UPS Foundation

New Publication Advances Civic Education through Service-Learning


ST. PAUL, Minn. (December 7, 2017) —The National Youth Leadership Council is pleased to announce the release of Service-Learning by Design by Dr. Sue Root. This publication will help educators not only teach core subject areas, but prepare students to be civically informed and engaged citizens – ensuring an excellent education for all our children. … Continue reading New Publication Advances Civic Education through Service-Learning

Community Involvement and Social Incorporation of Young Adults


From the Archives (2010): Written by Andrea Finlay and Constance Flanagan, The Pennsylvania State University The class divide in civic participation in the United States is no secret. People with lower incomes and lower levels of education are less likely than those with higher incomes or higher levels of education to participate in civic life … Continue reading Community Involvement and Social Incorporation of Young Adults