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Each year, educators and youth from across the world convene at the National Service-Learning Conference to share ideas, network, and affect change. The conference offers interactive classroom sessions, engaging preconference sessions, and many opportunities to meet and reconnect with other inspirational leaders!

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.

Thought Leader Sessions (learn from leaders in the field) – These sessions provide conference participants the opportunity to interact with keynote and other major speakers on topical areas including civic learning, youth leadership, social-emotional development, peace-building, and more.

Workshop Listing

Wisdom Teachings: A Gathering of Elders
Elder have shown extraordinary wisdom as teachers, counselors, and holders of history. Their life lessons are contained in philosophies, oral histories, and ceremonies handed down from one generation to the next. Their connection to the past helps us remember who we are, why we serve, and what we must do to change the world. In this special gathering, elders speak from their traditions and life experiences. Young people are encouraged to attend and ask questions of the elders.

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In partnership with:
        YMCA