We are finishing the second full week of July. Where has all the time gone? Well, it's about time to start gearing up for the National Learn & Serve Challenge. I was just chatting with Kristen Henry from ServeDC, and she reminded me that their 2009 Service-Learning Institute is coming up in August. This is a great opportunity to start thinking about the Challenge and the upcoming school year. So, for all of those DC area service-learning practitioners, school teachers and community based leaders, this is one for you!
The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism, presents the 2009 Service-Learning Institute in partnership with America's Promise Alliance. The 2009 Service-Learning Institute (SLI) will engage 75 Learn and Serve America and AmeriCorps sites, faith and community-based programs, and DC public school system educators and administrators. We believe SLI will be a catalyst and the first of many opportunities for youth practitioners and educators to institutionalize service-learning as a formidable approach to educate youth in the District of Columbia.
SLI will provide service-learning practitioners with an introduction to the K-12 Quality Standards for Service-Learning; strategies for environmental service-learning; best practices for making the case for service-learning programs; and the opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues in the field. Attendees will also learn about national and local resources to support service-learning programming.
More information contact Jaime Spilken, Learn and Serve Program Officer for more information at 202-727-7949 or Jaime.Spilken@dc.gov.
Registration is free but you MUST register to attend! Please visit the website!