From the Blog
Conference calls and Facebook messages galore -- all leading up to the big week! As we all gathered in Massachusetts at YMCA Camp Hi-Rock for the first ever Born Brave Youth Retreat hosted by the Born This Way Foundation, we didn’t really know what was about to happen. BTWF is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta.
In 1990 my wife Pamela and I joined a small classroom of people attending the very first National Service-Learning Conference®. To this day I gratefully remember how presenters like Jim Kielsmeier and Cynthia Parsons opened my eyes to new ways of thinking about education. Inspired, I’ve presented at every National Service-Learning Conference since and found new adventure, friendship, and learning on an annual basis.
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.