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
As many know, NYLC’s deepest roots are in camp experiences. Always challenging, often mosquito-ridden, and unfailingly life-changing, the National Youth Leadership Training has traveled from St. Louis, to the Cherokee Nation, to San Francisco. This year, NYLC’s new Youth Leadership Training is coming to Minneapolis’ Augsburg University, Sept. 14-15 and is embedded with an exciting … Continue reading NYLC Offers New Youth Leadership Training at 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis
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
Happy official summer, everyone! In news from Minn., NYLC is in the midst of a two-week Global Studies Institute teacher training in partnership with the University of Minnesota, focused on “Taking Action: Acting Locally, Linking Globally.” Following an exciting week of backwards planning for service-learning “by design”, teachers are now hard at work, developing their own … Continue reading Service-Learning May/June Digest
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