From the Blog
We here at NYLC are thrilled to welcome and formally announce the addition of several new staff members to the team.
If you told me two years ago I would be co-chairing the youth committee at the National Service-Learning Conference, I would probably have answered something along the lines of “What is service-learning?”
I think that is why I am so excited to be doing this. I realized two years ago, with the help of my mentor Tiffany Searles and best friend Jill Farina, that I have been doing service-learning my whole life. If there is anything I learned since my first conference in the Mile High City of Denver is that youth voice needs to be heard and that nothing speaks louder than service-learning. That is what sparked my fire.
Get to know NYLC’s 2014 – 2016 Youth Advisory Council through the blog series: Meet the YAC. We believe you will enjoy getting to know this outstanding group of young people, just as much as we do.
Young leaders like Katy need your support to shine. The 2014 Minnesota Give to the Max Day is today, Nov. 13; consider using your charitable contributions to further the mission of and raise the platform for our entire Youth Advisory Council to make change in their communities and the world.
Katy Dolan, a freshman at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., believes strongly in the power of youth voice and service. Her passion for these topics formed at an early age. At fifteen years old, she founded her own nonprofit, LETEM Play, “which works to make music accessible to low-income students in my hometown of Spokane, Washington, and soon in a few other communities across the country as we begin to expand”, said Dolan.
Today is Veterans Day, a day to stop and think about everything the men and women of the armed forces sacrifice so that we can live in peace. As I was reading posts on social media honoring Veterans, I was reminded that there is a very special person who I should be thanking not only for his service, but for his vision to engage young people through national service, experiential learning, and service-learning.