Service-Learning February Digest

Happy leap month — minus the extra day. We hope you’re counting down the very few days ’til we’ll see you in St. Paul for the National Service-Learning Conference, March 11-13. It’s less than three weeks away, so get your service-learning swag packed! Meanwhile, good news abounds in service-learning, even in the dead of winter. NYLC’s … Continue reading Service-Learning February Digest

Har-Ber Commits to Safe Driving

As part of EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology), Project Ignition at Har-Ber High School in Springdale, Ark., has focused on topics related to distracted driving. The program has grown since its inception in 2012 to include several topics, from driving under the influence to this year’s focus on seat belt safety and awareness. “I believe … Continue reading Har-Ber Commits to Safe Driving

A Banner Year for Project Ignition

It’s been a banner year for our four Project Ignition schools. Each program has had its share of successes on the way to reaching the common goal: to increase awareness and seatbelt usage in their schools and communities. All schools also had the opportunity to present their projects at the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference® … Continue reading A Banner Year for Project Ignition

The Reality of Unsafe Driving Behavior

Dalton Madden, a senior at New Foundations Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa., stands in front of a packed assembly. Convened by New Foundations’ Project Ignition Team, this assembly’s purpose was to allow a space for the team to educate about the danger of distracted driving behavior and the importance of proper seatbelt usage. Dalton, having … Continue reading The Reality of Unsafe Driving Behavior

Belts On in Belton

At Belton High School, a Project Ignition school in Belton, Mo., students are saving teen lives through a campaign to educate about the importance of seatbelt usage. In partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NYLC’s Project Ignition program empowers students across the nation to lead service-learning projects that change habits about safe driving … Continue reading Belts On in Belton