Reflecting on 2017


2017 was a year filled with contention in our government, communities, streets, and schools. We saw mass destruction when three monster hurricanes ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands within a four-week span and when a lone shooter rained gunfire down upon concert-goers in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2017 was also a year that … Continue reading Reflecting on 2017

Service-Learning January Digest


Happy New Year! While the cold may be settling in all over the country, the service-learning community is keeping warm with all of their projects. Here are some great programs that we’ve heard about over the past month: • Since 2011, Weaver and Concerned Citizens of Aiken/Atlanta Now (WeCCAAN) has organized intergenerational service-learning trips for … Continue reading Service-Learning January Digest

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