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  • 1. The Youth Leadership / Service-Learning Initiative of the Minneapolis Public School's Community Education Department. Everyday Leaders
  • 2. Four Corners
    • Listen to the statement
    • Move to the corner that best describes your attitude or reaction to the statement
    • Discuss with those in your corner why you chose that specific response
    • Report out to the rest of the group about why chose that response
  • 3.
    • DISCOVERING THE NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY (INVESTIGATING, RESEARCHING)
    • CREATING PROJECTS THAT ADDRESS THOSE NEEDS (PROBLEM SOLVING, TEAMWORK)
    • FINDING THE PLACES WHERE LEARNING AND EDUCATION CAN ENRICH AND INFORM THE PROCESS
    • CONNECTING THE CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD AND CONTEXTUALIZING LEARNING.
    What is Service-Learning?
  • 4. As an after-school program option:
    • Allows freedom in the service-learning process
    • Encourages students to make connections within their communities
    • Gives students opportunities to serve
    • Promotes individual and group problem-solving skills
    • Empowers students to become activators instead of victims
  • 5. How it has evolved:
    • Exclusively Service-Learning Focused
    • Pointed recruitment of facilitators
      • Development of a job description
    • Pointed two-part training for facilitators
    • Diverse array of facilitator supports:
      • Curriculum
      • Website
      • E-mail Updates
      • Consistent communication
      • Extra trainings and meeting opportunities
  • 6. Everyday Leaders at Jefferson
    • Project
    • Reflection
  • 7. Jefferson Community School Everyday Leaders (Grades 3-5)
  • 8. The Students’ Role
    • Change agents
    • Service providers
    • Educators
    • Team players
  • 9.
    • The
    • Facilitator’s
    • Role
    • Guide on the side
    • Documenter
    • Contact
    • Question asker
  • 10. The Community’s Role
    • Educators
    • Reinforcer
    • Audience
  • 11. Obstacles : something that impedes progress or achievement
    • Participant behavior
        • How do you talk about leadership and service when they aren’t paying attention?
    • Momentum
        • How do you hold their interest?
    • Pigeon-holing
        • How do you relate service back to leadership?
    • Inconsistent participation
        • How do you integrate new members and deal with losing members?
    The answer: keep it youth-centered and asset-based.
  • 12. Small Groups
    • Group One: Philosophy
      • Learn more about Service-Learning, Everyday Leaders, and about the fundamental principles upon which they are based.
    • Group Two: Development/Coordination
      • Learn about how to develop and support an after-school service-learning program in your district.
    • Group Three: Facilitation
      • Learn more about the day-to-day tasks and challenges of walking a group of youth through the service-learning experience.
  • 13. Four Corners
    • Listen to the statement
    • Move to the corner that best describes your attitude or reaction to the statement that will be read
    • Discuss with those in your corner why you chose that specific response
    • Report out to the rest of the group about why chose that response
  • 14. Help Us Help You!
    • Let us know what resources you need!
    • Visit the website for useful information:
    • http://commed.mpls.k12.mn.us/Service_Learning.html