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Activist Spotlight: Joshua Borokinni

Joshua Borokinni, a 20 year old activist from Lagos, Nigeria shares his inspiring work as a climate activist and social innovator. Joshua is the founder of Borokinni Joshua Initiative, an organization that focuses on social innovation, youth engagement, sustainable development

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Activist Spotlight: Nabila Abbas

Nabila Abbas, 23, spoke with SLP from her home in a remote area of Pakistan. Growing up in conservative tribal area, Nabila found it challenging, but essential, to break out of the limited role offered to girls in her community.

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Earth Day 2020: A Virtual Day of Advocacy

So what exactly is Earth Day? In 1969, founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, came up with the idea for a national day to focus on the environment after witnessing the ravages of a massive oil spill

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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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