What We Do

Develop Young Leaders

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NYLC develops young leaders by tapping into their passion to address real-world issues. Whether their goal is to improve their community, promote traffic safety, or reform education, NYLC programming trains youth to become leaders on topics that matter to them. We work for youth and with youth to cultivate passions into skills and to build and raise the platforms necessary for today’s young leaders to flourish.

Support Educators

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Quality professional development is at the heart of scholastic success and teacher effectiveness. As schools today face an array of new and complex challenges — from meeting rigorous academic standards and working with increasingly diverse students, to integrating new technology in the classroom and producing new measures of success in a rapidly-globalizing world — NYLC helps educators enhance and build on their instructional knowledge with regard to service-learning and youth leadership development.

Advance the Field

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NYLC is committed to changing the world with youth by advancing the field of service-learning. Each year we convene leaders, grow national visibility for service-learning, report on cutting-edge research, and advocate for federal support, so that all young people can: Serve. Learn. Change the world.®