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The Youth Leadership / Service-
Learning Initiative of the
Minneapolis Public School's
Community Education Department.
Eve...
Four Corners
Listen to the statement
Move to the corner that best describes your attitude
or reaction to the statement
...
•DISCOVERING THE NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY (INVESTIGATING,
RESEARCHING)
•CREATING PROJECTS THAT ADDRESS THOSE NEEDS (PROBLEM ...
As an after-school program option:
Allows freedom in the service-learning process
Encourages students to make connection...
How it has evolved:
•Exclusively Service-Learning Focused
•Pointed recruitment of facilitators
• Development of a job desc...
Everyday Leaders at Jefferson
Project
Reflection
Jefferson Community School Everyday Leaders
(Grades 3-5)
The
Students’
Role
Change agents
Service providers
Educators
Team players
The
Facilitator’s
Role
Guide on the side
Documenter
Contact
Question asker
The Community’s Role
• Educators
• Reinforcer
• Audience
Obstacles
: something that impedes
progress or achievement
Participant behavior
How do you talk about leadership and servi...
Small Groups
Group One: Philosophy
 Learn more about Service-Learning, Everyday Leaders, and
about the fundamental princ...
Four Corners
•Listen to the statement
•Move to the corner that best
describes your attitude or
reaction to the statement t...
Help Us Help You!
Let us know what resources you need!
Visit the website for useful information:
http://commed.mpls.k12....
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  1. 1. The Youth Leadership / Service- Learning Initiative of the Minneapolis Public School's Community Education Department. Everyday Leaders
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. Everyday Leaders at Jefferson Project Reflection
  7. 7. Jefferson Community School Everyday Leaders (Grades 3-5)
  8. 8. The Students’ Role Change agents Service providers Educators Team players
  9. 9. The Facilitator’s Role Guide on the side Documenter Contact Question asker
  10. 10. The Community’s Role • Educators • Reinforcer • Audience
  11. 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. 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. 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. 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_L earning.html
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