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The “Youth Vote” & the Midterms: What Happened?

Historically, voter turnout for midterm elections is disappointing at best (ie. in 2014: a very disheartening 36.4%). But the political energy around and leading up to the 2018 midterms, widely considered a watershed moment, pointed to a change in voter

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Brooklyn Teens: Join the SLP Youth Board!

Are you a Brooklyn high school student who is passionate about making positive change in your community? SLP is committed to integrating youth voice in all aspects of our work. Starting in November, our new Youth Board will meet monthly

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SLP Students Join the Fight For Gun Control: Part 2

“People think we are so young, or we don’t know what we’re talking about but we’re the ones who are going to make a difference.” SSC Founding member As we shared in the last post, after the horrific shootings in

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SLP Students Join the Fight for Gun Control: Part 1

In February, after the horrific shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida, seniors at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn decided it was time to take action.  They had just started  SLP’s Residency Program

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Discovering the Root Cause: School Food Waste

A critical component of the SLP model is that projects are as student-driven as possible, at every step of the process. It’s always exciting to see students light up the moment they realize they are “in charge.” During the first

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At Fourteen Years Old, Tackling Police Brutality

When eighth graders at Boerum Hill School for International Studies (BHS) gathered for their first SLP session, the tragic massacre in Las Vegas was fresh in their minds. During their issue brainstorming session, gun violence and terrorism were early suggested

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SLP’s Spring Benefit: Thank you!

It takes a village to make the Service Learning Project’s (SLP) work with Brooklyn youth possible, and we were thrilled to celebrate with our incredible community of donors, friends, and school partners! This year’s event, held at the fabulous Invisible

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Ask the Young, They Know Everything

We hope you will join us at the Service Learning Project’s (SLP) second annual spring benefit! To purchase tickets, click here

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Reflections on 2017

Happy 2018! SLP is continuing to grow and we are thrilled to welcome three new faculty members.  Amber, Allie, and Rutvika (pictured below) are joining SLP for the spring session of our Residency Program and Service Clubs.  Learn more about

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Happy Holidays from SLP!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead  At SLP, the approach of the holidays means that students in our fall Residency Program

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