Generator School Network

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Join the fastest growing network of youth and adults who have discovered why the Generator School Network® is the leading resource for service-learning professional development, fast and easy sharing, and networking. Membership is free so join today!

Programs

National Youth Leadership Training

High school students from across the United States gather each year for the National Youth Leadership Training — a life-changing week of adventure, self-discovery, friendship, cultural exchange, leadership-building, and service. Teams of young people and their adult sponsors planning service-learning projects to implement back home, and then connect online for sustained support in making their dreams a reality.

Youth Training Sessions

NYLC has delivered life-changing leadership training to young people from across the country for three decades. Our staff travels to schools nationwide, giving administrators and teachers a jump-start on their service-learning initiatives and help to make existing programs stronger and more effective. Youth leadership programing and customized training options are available.

Project Ignition

For ten years, Project Ignition youth have led inspiring teen driver safety campaigns which have made measurable differences in their schools, their communities, and beyond. The impact is profound. The experiences are emotional. The lessons are unforgettable.  Car crashes remain the number one cause of death for adolescents. But an important program called Project Ignition is bringing together students, teachers and communities to create change. And they’re saving lives! Project Ignition grants are no longer available this school year. You can still get involved.

NYLC Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council is a team of servant-leaders, ages 14-21, recognized for their dedication to promoting youth leadership, service-learning, youth-adult partnerships, and diversity. YAC advises NYLC on its programming and brings a valuable youth perspective to the organization’s work. They work across the United States, demonstrating how young people can contribute now..

K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice

In 2008, the service-learning field released evidence-based standards and accompanying indicators that K-12 practitioners can use to ensure high-quality service-learning practice. NYLC is committed to publishing the standards and making them widely available. Our Lift website is an in-depth training tool with real-ilfe examples on applying the standards to your own projects.

National Service-Learning Conference

The conference provides more than workshops and keynote addresses; it is an extension of the classroom, allowing for youth and adult attendees to be part of something bigger. Both youth and adults gain the tools, resources, ideas, and inspiration to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.

Public Policy and Advocacy

As the service-learning field rises to meet current challenges, the National Youth Leadership Council is dedicated to advancing the field as a whole by offering resources and collaborating with partners.

Awards

NYLC awards shine a spotlight on exemplary leaders from across the service-learning movement and nurture the leaders of the future. Most awards are presented annually at the National Service-Learning Conference.

Professional Development Services

Our unique brand of training enhances skills, saves time and money, and contributes to student success. Whether you are new to service-learning or a seasoned practitioner, a training with NYLC fully prepares you to use best practices in your school and community.

National Service-Learning Conference

The conference provides more than workshops and keynote addresses; it is an extension of the classroom, allowing for youth and adult attendees to be part of something bigger. Both youth and adults gain the tools, resources, ideas, and inspiration to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.

STEM Initiative

Building on our demonstrated success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives, NYLC is working harder than ever to increase awareness and implementation of service-learning as an effective teaching methodology. NYLC has a wide range of resources and hundreds of project examples from our partner schools and the GSN community to help get you started.

Generator School Network

The Generator School Network is an online community of youth and adults committed to providing and advocating for high-quality service-learning experiences for young people around the world. Join the more than 3,500 current members in utilizing this free resource as a way to learn, plan, and connect with the service-learning field.