Featured Opportunities


INTRODUCTION TO HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE-LEARNING INSTRUCTION

November 9 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | TIES Conference Center | Saint Paul, MN

Connecting curriculum with genuine community needs makes content meaningful and relevant to students while providing real world experience. Service-learning takes learning outside the classroom walls while meeting academic objectives. Join us for this interactive, two-hour workshop to learn more about high-quality service-learning and how it enhances current teaching practice and student engagement. CEUs will be provided.

Register for this free training opportunity. Funded by Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

CLIMBING THE LADDER TO MEANINGFUL YOUTH-ADULT PARTNERSHIPS IN THE CLASSROOM

December 7 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | TIES Conference Center | Saint Paul, MN

Promoting youth voice and choice in the classroom is key to effective and sustainable partnerships that will lead to a better educational experiences for young people. This interactive, two-hour workshop proposes Roger Hart’s Ladder of Participation as an evaluation and planning tool for educators. The Ladder of Participation details levels of youth involvement in classrooms and youth programs, from the lowest level of “manipulation” to the highest level of youth-initiated activities with youth-adult shared decision-making. CEUs will be provided.

Register for this free training opportunity. Funded by Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Teen Driver Safety Best Practices Toolkit

Start saving lives today. This toolkit, developed in partnership with students from around the country, is a free curriculum guide for service-learning projects focused on teen driver safety. Support for this resource was provided by NHTSA, a proud sponsor of NYLC’s long-running initiative, Project Ignition.

Download the Teen Driver Safety Best Practices Toolkit.


9/11 Day: A Service-Learning Toolkit

How can a service-learning make an impact in just one day? In the spirit of unity we felt so strongly after 9/11, this toolkit is the premier guide to achieving meaningful service with real academic outcomes — in just a matter of hours. This resource was made possible by our partners at 9/11 Day.

Download the Student Handbook and the Facilitator Guide for 9/11 Day: A Service-Learning Toolkit.


Generator School Network

An online community of youth and adults committed to providing and advocating for high-quality service-learning experiences for young people around the world. The GSN is home to the Generator, a project planning tool to guide the creation of new and innovative service-learning projects in the GSN. For youth and educators, this tool takes users from early planning to project completion — challenging them to think more deeply about their project while providing dozens of supporting resources.


Lift: Raising the Bar for Service-Learning Practice

The K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice come to life in extensive videos and downloadable resources to follow three schools through their own service-learning projects and how the standards are important to their success.