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Supporting Service-Learning in Afterschool Programs
Through funding provided by Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, NYLC is seeking Eight Statewide Afterschool Networks who wish to develop or expand service-learning programs in your state. Selected Networks will receive a $10,000 grant, technical support, and trainings so that service-learning becomes a sustainable and systematic part of afterschool learning.
Service-learning is an approach to teaching and learning in which youth use academic knowledge and skills to address genuine community needs. It empowers them to make positive and authentic change in their communities through experiential, hands-on learning and skill building.
A growing body of research recognizes service-learning as an effective strategy to help students by:
Service-Learning also strengthens both education and local communities by:
The benefits to service-learning are vast and varied but when service-learning is woven into a program’s fabric, youth enhance their academic, 21st Century, leadership, and social emotional skills because they are physically out in the community, making real change happen. It demonstrates that afterschool programs are developing the next generation of engaged and informed citizens who are ready to address community needs.
NYLC’s Afterschool Service-Learning program supports the Statewide Afterschool Networks in organizing activities that contribute to the social-emotional, personal, and leadership development of young people. Past Networks have:
Past Grantees have:
This grant period has closed. This opportunity will be available in fall 2020 to all Networks whether you are at the beginning of your service-learning journey or have been using it for years. Support can be used in a variety of ways depending on the needs and goals of your state.
Grant Recipients will receive:
• $10,000 grant in year one (October 15, 2019 - September 30, 2020).
• Opportunity to apply for an additional $10,000 in year two.
• Training and Technical Assistance from the National Youth Leadership Council, including remote and individual coaching and planning support.
• Access to NYLC’s online community for service-learning which includes tools, resources, and a network of people from across the country.
Year Two Service-Learning Grant Opportunity
Current NYLC Service-Learning grantees have the opportunity to apply for a second year of funding. Only Networks who received year one funding are eligible to apply for this grant.
Year-Two Service-Learning Grant will receive:
Applications are closed - thank you to all who applied!
Current Afterschool Partners Include:
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