2016 National Service-Learning Awards: Dickson Award Honors Servant-Leader


The National Service-Learning Awards are an annual celebration of trailblazers in the fields of service-learning, education, community service, and youth leadership. They honor impactful leaders generating young leaders of conscience and character. Over the following weeks leading up to Educate. Ignite. Transform., the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®, stay tuned to nylc.org for profiles of … Continue reading 2016 National Service-Learning Awards: Dickson Award Honors Servant-Leader

Engaging Students through Service-Learning


By Amy Meuers, Chief Operating Officer In Chicago, nearly 40,000 youth between the ages of 15 and 20 and approximately 97,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are high school dropouts. Without a high school diploma, the implications for these youth — and the community as a whole — are stark. Youth dropouts are more likely … Continue reading Engaging Students through Service-Learning

Using Service to End Domestic Violence


From Connor Kirkpatrick, NYLC Youth Advisory Council member. This past year, after becoming a Project Manager at the Advanced Leadership Academy through Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, I planned and implemented the Next Step Campaign: a campaign to end domestic violence within my home community in Denver, North Carolina by implementing service-learning projects and youth voice. … Continue reading Using Service to End Domestic Violence