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1 [YOUR NAME(S)] [YOUR SCHOOL, ORGANIZATION, OR GROUP] [THE DATE OF YOUR PRESENTATION]

2 What is Service-Learning? Core Components of Service-Learning Benefits of Service-Learning Statistics About Service-Learning Project Examples More Information

3 Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities

4 Investigation Planning Action Reflection Demonstration/Celebration Shelley Billig, RMC Research, 2009

5 Service-learning helps you: Develop job skills Meet other young people Strengthen your college and scholarship applications Obtain an internship or job in an exciting field Have more fun and get more meaning from your classes

6 How it helps your community: Real needs are addressed by feeding the homeless, tutoring students who are struggling, developing wetlands, and more Changes occur because of students’ ideas, energy and commitment Other people are inspired to get and stay involved in their community The community gains a great resource – you!

7 Learn and Serve America: More than 1.1 MILLION young people engage in service through the Learn and Serve America program

8 Service in America’s schools: The percentage of K-12 public schools offering service programs grew to 68% in 2008 High schools are especially likely to recognize community service 96% of schools with service programs report that the percentage of students participating has remained the same or increased

9 Campus Compact Survey: 2,226,682 students participated in some form of service An average of 37 faculty members per campus taught service-learning courses Member campuses offered an average of 36 service-learning courses each 12% of campuses required service- learning courses for graduation

10 [Insert your service-learning program] K-12 schools – Carroll County, Md. Tribal – Fort McDermitt Paiute/Shoshone Tribe in McDermitt, Nev. Higher education – Otterbein College’s Creative Literacy Alliance Community-based – Children for Children, a New York City- based service-learning nonprofit organization

11 Learn and Serve America Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse Service-Learning Youth Speaker’s Bureau Learn & Serve Challenge Learn and Serve America: Higher Ed Bring Learning To Life Corporation for National and Community Service

12 The Learn and Serve America program is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. NationalService.gov


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