Youth Today Newspaper: Article on S-L

Posted on November 15, 2002

If you haven’t picked up this month’s issue of Youth Today Newspaper, I encourage you to do so and check out the front page article on service-learning. [For those without subscription, I believe you can get to the article at the following link:
http://www.youthtoday.org/youthtoday/story1.html.]

It raises some interesting questions regarding service-learning and whether or not it has moved away from community impact by becoming more curriculum-based. Thought it might stir up some discussion.

Excerpt: “…Like much of the country, the youth ‘community service’ movement has been eclipsed by ‘service-learning.’ And the objective to get teens to volunteer in community-based organizations has been largely replaced by projects that come under the school curriculum…As the service-learning phenomenon spreads nationwide, fundamental questions [are raised] about what service-learning is and what it achieves.”

Happy reading.

Jennifer Dungca, Youth Service Coordinator
Volunteer Center of the United Way of Wyandotte County
P.O. Box 17-1042, Kansas City, KS 66117
913.371.3674 FAX: 913.371.2718
jdungca@unitedway-wyco.org
http://www.kumc.edu/uwwy/youthimpact


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