December 02, 2009

Gear Up for Service-Learning Success: Serve a Semester, Change the World

On behalf of the the National Service-Learning Partnership, Youth Service America and the National Education Association, you're invited to attend:

Education Powered by Service:
Serve a Semester, Change the World

Presentation & Reception
Semester of Service
supporting the
National Learn & Serve Challenge.

National Education Association
Auditorium A
1201 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

McPherson Square Metro (blue/orange lines) or Farragut North Metro (red line)
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December 08, 2009 at 04:00 PM
December 08, 2009 at 06:00 PM
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Please RSVP here by Friday, December 4.

Event Hosts
Youth Service America
Michael Minks
Director of Outreach
202.296.2992 x125

National Service-Learning Partnership
Christina Kwon
Director of Member Engagement

National Education Association
Roberta E. Hantgan
Manager, Public Engagement Project

Join leaders in the education, youth development, and youth service & service-learning fields, who will provide an opportunity to learn about:

- Semester of Service, the National Learn and Serve Challenge, and NEA's commitment to engaged learning through service
- Examples of Semester of Service and National Learn and Serve Challenge projects
- Tools & resources available to school and community-based educators

We live in a world facing critical challenges that require our collective attention and action. Young people - like all people - yearn to be a part of the solution.

Youth Service America's Semester of Service links prominent national service events - such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Global Youth Service Day - through an extended service-learning framework. Young people, ages 5-25, spend the "semester" addressing a meaningful community need connected to intentional learning goals and/or academic standards. Semester of Service emphasizes "Duration and Intensity", providing participants with enough time to incorporate the five stages of service-learning: Investigation, Preparation & Planning, Action, Reflection, and Demonstration/Celebration.

The Semester of Service is one way for educators and students to take part in the National Service-Learning Partnership's National Learn & Serve Challenge, a sustained, focused effort to promote youth civic engagement and service-learning throughout the school year.

The National Education Association is participating as a lead organization in this effort, encouraging teachers in schools across the country to bring learning to life by challenging students to use their skills and knowledge to address problems in their local or global community.

Please RSVP here by Friday, December 4.

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