ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE. Be a voice for service-learning this school year. Commit to spread the word about the power of service-learning. Take action from October 2010 through April 2011 to build public awareness and support for service-learning.

Get Started with 3 Simple Steps:

1. SIGN-UP. Put your service-learning site on the national map of voices for service-learning. Enroll as an individual, classroom, youth group, club, school/campus, school district, organization, or community-wide initiative. Accept the Challenge now!

2. BECOME A CHALLENGE PARTNER. List your school or organization as a proud supporter of service-learning and a partner in the National Learn & Serve Challenge. Become a Partner today.

3. INVITE 5 FRIENDS TO PARTICIPATE WITH YOU. Download sample language to email friends, post on your website or share through your social networks to encourage others to help spread the word about service-learning.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Service-Learning Featured on White House Website

Washington, DC - Service-learning and the National Learn & Serve Challenge are featured on the front page of the White House service website. Service-learning appears along side prominent White House priorities, including Veterans and Military Families, the September 11th Day of Remembrance, and the service response to the BP Oil Spill.

The video features Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Patrick Corvington and Director of Education and Learn and Serve America Nicole Gallant. Both Corvington and Gallant speak directly to the value of service-learning as a strategy to engage young people in academic learning and in the civic life of their communities. They also call upon students, educators, and community partners to be a part of solving our nation's most pressing problems by participating in service-learning in the year ahead.

"Each day in classrooms across the country, students are combining community service with academic learning and getting powerful results," said Corvington. "Through service-learning, millions of students are making a difference while improving their academic performance."

To learn more and to access new tools and information, visit the White House online.

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