"I just wanted to send you a quick note on behalf of some of the kids in our After School Program! We've been using your page quite a bit while going over good character qualities and leadership resources, it has been super helpful."
- Bonnie Selby, Staff, Compton Community Center, California
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.
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- Survey results
- Service-Learning Report presented to Governor Terry E. Branstad on March 27, 2012
Global Youth Service Day