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Activist Spotlight: Ashanti Benons

SLP’s Youth Board continues to grow, with new voices from around Brooklyn joining the Board’s ongoing advocacy for educational equity and action civics for all NYC youth. Today, we feature an interview with one of our newest members, Ashanti Benons,

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Activist Spotlight: Jyoti Laverack

As we kick off the 2019-20 school year, we are excited to share a new interview from our Spotlight Series, which features stories from young activists doing amazing work around the country. Today, we bring you a conversation with a

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SLP expands to Vermont!

Service Learning Project Vermont

We’ve always known – and many years of inspiring SLP projects have confirmed – that Brooklyn youth have a unique and powerful perspective on how to create positive change in their schools and neighborhoods. This year, when an opportunity arose

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Fifth Graders Launch “Prevent. Prepare. Provide” Campaign

During SLP’s Spring 2019 Residency, a 5th grade class at PS 58 in Carroll Gardens decided to tackle an increasingly urgent community problem: the impact of extreme weather events on the most vulnerable New Yorkers.  During the Research Phase, these

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SLP Youth Board Calls for Culturally Responsive Action Civics For All

We are the members of the Service Learning Project’s (SLP) inaugural Youth Board, formed to provide a platform for Brooklyn high school students to develop their leadership skills and advocate for legislation that increases student voice and overall civic engagement throughout

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Activist Spotlight: Marcus Alston

In this week’s installment of the Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Marcus Alston, a member of NYC Says Enough, a coalition of students working together to protest gun violence and to urge legislators to pass common sense

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SLP Students at Fort Hamilton High School Take Their Research to the Streets

During the Research Phase of an SLP project, when students become experts on their chosen social issue, they often collect data through surveys and direct observation. For ninth graders at Fort Hamilton High School determined to prevent littering, this meant

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Activist Spotlight: Sokhnadiarra Ndiaye

In this week’s installment of the Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Sokhnadiarra Ndiaye, communications manager at Teens Take Charge,  activist fighting for NYC educational equity, and member of SLP’s Youth Board.  Check out our interview with Sokhnadiarra

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Activist Spotlight: Iman Abdul

In this week’s installment of the Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Iman Abdul, born and raised in Brooklyn, who has dedicated her life to empowering New York City youth, championing the right of every child to a

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Teen Girls are Going to Save Our World

A huge student protest movement led almost exclusively by teenage girls and young women is sweeping Europe, and the US is not far behind. So far this year, tens of thousands of high school–age students in Belgium, Germany, and Sweden

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