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

Service-Learning November Digest


Happy December! Can you believe 2017 is almost over? Even though the year is winding down, the fabulous service-learning community aka you all hasn’t stopped making a different across the country and around the world. Here’s some of the best projects that happened last month: First, your very own NYLC has been named a Top … Continue reading Service-Learning November Digest

Developing Moral Character Through Service-Learning


By Amy Meuers, NYLC CEO Different points in history have demanded that people stand-up for what is right, what is moral and ethical. In his letter from the Birmingham jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “History is the long and tragic story of the fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. … Continue reading Developing Moral Character Through Service-Learning

Service-Learning October Digest


What’s up, service-learners? Hope the start to your school year went as smooth as possible. Can you believe it’s already November?! We’re coming to you with your digest of service-learning news for the month of October. Let’s dig in: But first, some brief news from us. These past few months we hosted two Service-Learning Educator … Continue reading Service-Learning October Digest

buildOn Students: Breaking the Cycle through Service-Learning


By Betsy Grace, Service Learning Specialist, buildOn buildOn students have seen firsthand what issues their communities are facing: poverty, violence, and low-expectations. By engaging high school students from underserved community in service, buildOn’s service learning programs show students that they have the power to change their communities from within. In each of these programs, youth … Continue reading buildOn Students: Breaking the Cycle through Service-Learning

Free Fall Professional Development Opportunities


Calling all educators, this fall we are offering something that will be music to your ears (and, no, it’s not “summer break”)…FREE professional development training! These special, two-hour sessions will focus on two of our favorite things: service-learning and youth-adult partnerships. Oh, and a bonus: You’ll earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion. Did we mention … Continue reading Free Fall Professional Development Opportunities