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
By Amy Meuers, CEO At NYLC, we envision a world where all young people become civically informed and engaged global citizens. We work with youths and educators, both in and out of school, to integrate service-learning as a strategy to meet learning objectives, including citizenship and 21stcentury skills, in order to inspire all young people … Continue reading The Future of Democracy and the Role of Young People
Channel Kindness reporter Ricky Yoo once struggled to raise his voice, but now he is a confident leader who uses his voice to create positive change and empower youth.
“Love. Not hate. We want to graduate!” “We are students. We want change!” “Tell me what democracy looks like? THIS is what democracy looks like!” Among those chanting these demands in St. Paul, Minn. this past Saturday, during the March for Our Lives, was eighth-grader Lindsey, along with two friends and approximately 20,000 others. She … Continue reading This is What Democracy Looks Like
by Joy Mazur, guest blogger, English teacher, Morris Knolls High School, Rockaway, NJ I’m trying something new. I’m a rebel, a renegade, outside the law. I’m going rogue. I’m making service-learning its own class. I know, I know — service-learning, by definition, must serve the curriculum: that is, it’s not about the service itself, but … Continue reading Launching a New Service-Learning Class: A Teacher’s Perspective