National Service-Learning Conference

Posted by on December 20, 2002

The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
Presents the 14th Annual
National Service-Learning Conference

Commemorating 20 Years of NYLC Leadership
April 23 – 26, 2003
Minneapolis, MN

Conference News, Events and Updates
December 13, 2003

In this edition NYLC announces the early bird registration deadline, keynote speakers, and the pre conference sessions.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Register by January 7, 2003, and Save $80!

The early bird registration deadline is quickly approaching. You can register on-line at or if you prefer to mail or fax your registration, please print the registration form on the website and submit your registration according to the directions on the form. Do not print the online screens as a registration form! Please note that registrations submitted with a purchase order are subject to a $50 processing fee.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 7, 2003
Youth Early Bird Registration Rate: $270 (regular registration cost is $295)
Adult Early Bird Registration Rate: $395 (regular registration cost is $475)

Keynote Speakers

Juan Williams, former National Public Radio Talk of the Nation host, is currently a senior correspondent for NPR News. Before coming to NPR, Williams had a 23-year career as an editorial writer, White House correspondent and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post. He is the author of the non-fiction bestseller and documentary Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965, and a critically-acclaimed biography of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He has won an Emmy Award for TV documentary writing, and has written articles for magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, and Ebony. He is a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday and hosts the syndicated television show America’s Black Forum. Juan will be speaking on Thursday, April 24 at the Opening Plenary, 8 AM – 9:30 PM

Parker J. Palmer is a writer, teacher and activist who works independently on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. His work spans a range of institutions: public schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, religious institutions, corporations, and foundations. Known for such widely-read publications as Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, The Active Life, To Know as We are Known, The Company of Strangers, and The Promise of Paradox, he has also written numerous essays and poems. Dr. Palmer received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and lives with his wife, Sharon Palmer, in Madison, Wisconsin. Parker will be speaking on Friday, April 25 at the Afternoon Plenary, 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

Winona LaDuke, of the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, has written and lectured about the issues of Native Americans, women, the environment, the economy, and politics since 1979. Her writings include the acclaimed novel, Last Standing Woman and a work of non-fiction, All Our Relations. LaDuke, an Anishinaabe, founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project and the Indigenous Women’s Network. She has twice served as Ralph Nader’s presidential running mate for the Green Party. Winona will be speaking at various times on Thursday, April 24, 2003.

For more information regarding these and other featured speakers, visit

Pre Conferences
These intensive and interactive sessions will provide you with materials, strategies and skills in cutting-edge areas of service-learning. The 4-6 hour workshops are designed to provide you with unique opportunities to explore subject areas in depth, along with a framework for the remainder of your service-learning conference experience.

Additional information about the pre conferences can be found at

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our conference sponsors. Their support helps keep conference expenses low which, in turn, keep registration rates affordable.

Leadership Sponsor:
The State Farm Foundation
Presenting Sponsor:
Platinum Level Sponsors:
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
ING Financial Services
In Association With:
Youth Service America

About the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) is a pioneering leader in service-learning and youth leadership. Since 1983, NYLC has set the highest standard for service-learning through training, technical assistance, innovative programs, curriculum development, and leadership advocacy and public policy work. Its mission is to build vital, just communities with young people through service-learning. Based on a growing body of research, NYLC is helping the world discover that a critical tool- service-learning – brings about higher levels of academic achievement, citizenship, and character.

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