Last March, we asked you to Dare to Dream. To dream big. To dream of a world that is equitable for everyone and in every education system. Dreaming is a key energizer. Having a vision inspires us to start working. And that’s what we need to do next. We must get to work.

This year’s theme is Justice in Action.

Service-learning is justice in action. It’s young people taking notice of inequities where they see them, and taking steps to address them. It’s educators joining in partnership with students, to make education fair and meaningful for all. It’s problems that need solving – environmental justice, economic justice, human rights – solved by those least likely to be asked to solve them, but to whom those solutions matter most.

Join us in action. Create. Demonstrate. Lead. Facilitate. Serve. Organize. Resist. Triumph. Do something. If you dream of a just world like we do, let’s make it happen.

Whether you’re young or young at heart, we’re confident this conference will inspire you to make a difference in the world. When you attend the National Service-Learning Conference®, you join hundreds of students, educators, and government leaders from across the country and around the globe. This event provides the tools, resources, ideas, and support you need to return home and make positive changes in your schools and communities.

So, how do you prepare students with the skills they need to make positive change in the world? You engage them in complex, meaningful projects by bringing service-learning into the classroom and into their lives. They (and you!) can learn how to do this at the National Service-Learning Conference.

Connect with us! Spread the word!

Planning on joining? Help us spread the word by posting on your favorite social media outlet. Here are some sample messages you can use to promote Justice in Action:

  • Join me in St. Paul, Minn for #SLC18, the premier event for #servicelearning educators @nylcorg
  • I'm going to Justice in Action with #SLC18 in St. Paul, Minn next March. @nylcorg
  • #SLC18 wants you to come experience Justice in Action. Join me in St. Paul, March 11, 2018. @nylcorg