NYLC and its partners present a number of awards honoring youth and adults for their commitment to education, service, community, and service-learning. Each year the attendees honor award recipients by planting a tree at a park or playground in the host city. Please join us for this longstanding tradition.
Applications for 2013 are now closed.
Service-Learning Practitioner Leadership Award
The Service-Learning Practitioner Leadership Award recognizes those who have equipped young people to lead and serve, both through their direct work with youth and by nurturing other practitioners. Nominations are accepted from the general public, and a committee of leaders from the service-learning field will select the winners.
Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award
The Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award recognizes service-learning programs and projects that demonstrate outstanding youth leadership. This award focuses on projects that show a high level of youth initiative in all areas including identifying an authentic need, planning the service, and putting that plan into action. Teams of young people participating in service-learning projects can apply.
Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award
NYLC's Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award honors exemplary leaders who, by example, have inspired the service-learning field, have had a positive impact on the lives of young people, and have motivated others to take up the banner of service. This award is named for British humanitarian Alec Dickson (1914-94), whose vision, innovation, and commitment has inspired so many individuals to lead lives dedicated to service. His legacy continues to influence young people, teachers, agencies, schools, and communities.