YSA Youth Service Learning 2016 Conference deadline extended until 3/18

YSA logoService 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.

This month, join 1,000+ students, educators, and government leaders from across the nation and around the world at Educate. Ignite. Transform., the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. The Conferece, held this year in Minneapolis will take place on March 30 – April 2, 2016. This intergenerational event provides attendees with the tools, resources, ideas, and support to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.

And, admission has

Help youth succeed through education on Global Youth Service Day 2012

Did you know that every 26 seconds in the United States, a student drops out of school?Around the world, 75 million youth don’t have access to education. You can help youth succeed through education on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012).

About Global Youth Service Day

On April 20-22, 2012, millions of children, teens, and young adults, ages 5-25, and their

adult allies and champions in over 100 countries on 6 continents will change the world, addressing critical issues including health, education, environment, hunger, poverty, disaster preparedness and response, and human rights.

Be a part of the largest, and

Delaware high school juniors: Apply today for a $10,000 Nordstrom Scholarship!

Nordstrom will award $10,000 scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students and help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement.

The Nordstrom Scholarship is open to high school juniors who:

  • Live and attend school in one of the participating 30 states where Nordstrom currently has a full-line store.
  • Have at least a 2.7 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) throughout high school.
  • Volunteer or participate in community services or extracurricular activities
  • Plan on attending an accredited four-year college or university during the four

National Doing Good Scholarships — up to $25,000 for students dedicated to community service!

This scholarship is for current high school seniors and matriculating undergraduate and graduate college students. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, community involvement, essay content, and academic achievements and records.

The program seeks to reward deserving individuals who want to use their education to make an impact in the lives of the underserved. The scholarship program is divided into awards of $25,000; $10,000; and three $5,000 for five recipients to use towards their college or graduate education.

  • The scholarship is open to students who meet the following requirements:
  • Must have, at minimum, a completed high school education by

Need community service hours for your high school volunteer credit? Great volunteer opportunities for October!

October 2011
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October
Intergeneration Day – October 2
World Habitat Day – October 3
World Mental Health Day – October 10
World Food Day – October 16
Intl. Day for the Eradication of Poverty – October 17
Make Your Mark Week – October 16-22
Teen Read Week
– October 16-22
America’s Safe Schools Week – October 17-21
National SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Day – October 19
Lights on Afterschool – October 20
Make a Difference Day – October 22

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