Category Archives: Service Learning & Volunteerism

8 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Global Youth Representation Issues

This post was originally published January 22, 2018. Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. Teens are more civically engaged than ever, according … Continue reading

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Staying in and Staying Connected: How to Model Civic Engagement During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Natalie C. Jacobs, J.D., coauthor of Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court The year 2020 will go down in history for more than one reason. The outbreak of the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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How to Guide Service Learning During Learn-from-Home

By Stephanie Filio We’re home. We’re home with our work and our kids and our chores. While it has been difficult to alter our lives during self-isolation, many of us are learning how much we appreciate extra time and what … Continue reading

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How Helping Others Helps Your Child

By Allison Amy Wedell Anyone who has ever volunteered knows how good it makes them feel—and it’s no different for kids. But did you know studies have found links between volunteering and positive self-esteem? One such study, published in the … Continue reading

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Service Learning 101

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW When I was in college, I fumbled around for a bit trying to find a major that suited me. I tried on English, psychology, education, and sociology, and then in the midst of my confusion … Continue reading

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