From the Blog
It’s hard to believe that our 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Council’s year of service has come to a close. It seems like just yesterday I was greeting these amazing young leaders as they walked off of the bus at the Presidio of San Francisco for the 2013 National Youth Leadership Training. Working with the YAC is by far my favorite part of my job. I truly enjoy spending time getting to know each student and appreciate the work that they provide to NYLC each year.
Servir. Aprender. Cambiar el mundo.
परोसें. जानें. दुनिया को बदलने.
Подавать. Учиться. Изменить мир.
Phục vụ. Học. Thay đổi thế giới.
Servire. Imparare. Cambiare il mondo.
역할을한다. 알아. 세계를 변경합니다.
Serve. Learn. Change the world.
Last week I attended the Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) World Education Congress (WEC) here in Minneapolis, MN — one of THE preeminent conferences for meeting planners and the hospitality industry. It was an incredible opportunity to connect with peers in my industry, gain incredible ideas for this year’s National Service-Learning Conference®, More Powerful Together, and to walk away inspired and energized.
Six years as a K-12 teacher has taught me many things about 21st-Century learners, but one lesson has proven true again and again: when today’s students work together, they can accomplish incredible things.
Nowhere is this truer than in service-learning. Audacious and resourceful, students seek out genuine needs in their community and enthusiastically form partnerships, craft plans, and reflect on outcomes to make a positive difference in the world.