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SLP Students Bring Impassioned Advocacy to Vermont State House

A group of forty ten and eleven year olds at Founders Memorial School in Essex, Vermont participated in the fall session of SLP’s Residency Program. After brainstorming more than thirty social issues of concern, these passionate 4th graders chose to

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Is Civics Education a Constitutional Right?

The U.S. public school system was created, in large part, to prepare young people to be capable, engaged citizens. Since the mid-20th century, however, most schools have neglected their responsibility to prepare students for civic participation: it’s been well-documented that

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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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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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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: 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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Third Graders Tackle Car Pollution in their Neighborhood

Did you know that Ubers, Lyfts and taxis produce more toxic emissions than any other form of transportation? Third graders in Williamsburg took on this issue during SLP’s Fall Residency and published an incredibly powerful newsletter to raise awareness in

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