First held in 1988, The National Service-Learning Conference is the largest gathering of youth and practitioners from the service-learning movement in the United States. The mission? To bring recognition to the contributions that young people are making to change the world and to help prepare them and their adult mentors in reaching their goals!
The conference does this through learning, inspiration, and connection. Both youth and adults come out of the experience with the tools and resources, ideas and inspiration, to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.
This year’s event will be held March 11-13 in St. Paul, Minnesota. And, the theme is Justice in Action – it’s educators and community members joining in partnership with students, to make positive change in the world.
Justice in Action will provide more than 100 hands-on learning opportunities through workshops, keynote, and thought leader sessions. Topics range from social-emotional learning and civic education to youth leadership and international service-learning. Whether you are new to service-learning or an experienced practitioner, this conference has something for you.
Networking is a key component of the conference with dedicated opportunities to meet and interact with other attendees from your region and from across the world. Evening receptions, exhibit hall times, lunches, and breakfasts are spaces designed for you to make connections that will advance your practice and inspire you to take action.
The National Service-Learning Conference prides itself on student participation at every level. Students make up nearly half of conference attendees and can be found on the plenary stage, facilitating workshop sessions, showcasing their projects, participating in hands-on service projects, or mingling in the youth room. Youths of all ages are welcome at the event (with an adult advisor).
Online registration has been extended until midnight, CST, March 2, 2018.
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