Service-learning is a method of teaching and learning that connects a student's academic curriculum with service in the community. At DePauw University, we feel it is important to not just help members of our community, but join with them in true understanding and compassion in resolving the issues that affect us all. To help prepare you for your participation in a service-learning course or program, we encourage you to explore the following sites on service-learning.
The National Service-Learning Partnership
The National Service-Learning Partnership (NSLP) was founded in 2001. It is a national network of members dedicated to advancing service-learning as a core part of every young person’s education. Service-learning is a teaching method that engages young people in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies taking the students from passive recipients to active participants in their education and community.
NSLP has 10,000 members in all 50 states. Members are young people, teachers, parents, administrators, policymakers, education leaders, community partners, businesspeople, and researchers.
National Youth Leadership Council
The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has been a leading advocate of service-learning since 1983. A Minnesota-based, national non-profit organization, NYLC works in partnership with young people, educators, administrators and community leaders to integrate curriculum based service-learning practices into elementary, secondary and post secondary schools.
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