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Service Learning

"The lesson we had was very well geared toward all levels of student abilities and it got the students to know what was available in their neighborhood … since it was in our backyard!!!"

- Teacher, Studebaker Elementary School, REAP CEP Getting Kids Outdoors

How does service-learning engage kids in the classroom and school? What do community organizations have to offer our school? Where is the research that shows service-learning really works? How can we share the great stuff our kids are doing in the community?

Service-learning is at the heart of the Keep Iowa Beautiful philosophy of youth education. We believe it’s an important educational tool for engaging students through college. Service-learning involves children, youth and young adults in creating, developing and evaluating projects that address real-world problems. Quality service-learning projects connect young Iowans to community, and empower them to make valuable contributions.

Service learning strengthens educational and personal growth, and promotes a life-long commitment to active citizenship in a diverse society. 

Service-Learning Survey

Global Youth Service Day



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