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?
Happy end of summer, everyone! As the new school year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about service-learning. Check out this month’s digest for great examples for your own classrooms and after school programs. In schools around the United States a teacher came from Ecuador to teach students about what he learned while in Ecuador. He started … Continue reading Service-Learning August/September Digest
By Amy Meuers, CEO At NYLC, we envision a world where all young people become civically informed and engaged global citizens. We work with youths and educators, both in and out of school, to integrate service-learning as a strategy to meet learning objectives, including citizenship and 21stcentury skills, in order to inspire all young people … Continue reading The Future of Democracy and the Role of Young People
As NYLC celebrates its 35th anniversary, we reconnect with people who have come through our doors, and follow the paths they’ve taken. Reported by Barbara Rice, NYLC Encore Fellow, Hamline University; written by Maddy Wegner, NYLC Merrit Jones, a college sophomore at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, spends her extracurricular time as the … Continue reading Alumni Reflections: Merrit Jones, Student Voice Executive Director
Channel Kindness reporter Ricky Yoo once struggled to raise his voice, but now he is a confident leader who uses his voice to create positive change and empower youth.
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