Youth Service Hawaii

Engaging youth as active, compassionate citizens through service and education

Helpful Links

Hawaii Elementary Schools A listing of public and private elementary schools in Hawaii.

Hawaii High Schools A listing of public and private high schools in Hawaii.

National Education Association The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. 

 

The Broad Foundation The Broad Foundation is a national entrepreneurial philanthropy that seeks to dramatically transform American urban public education so that all children receive the skills and knowledge to succeed in college, careers and life.

 

Lift: Raising the Bar for Service-Learning Practice This multimedia learning experience is based on the K-12 Service Learning Standards for Quality Practice. It contains hundreds of resources - videos, interviews with experts and students, planning tools and checklists, model projects and research summaries.

GENERAL SERVICE LEARNING RESOURCES
Learn and Serve America Learn and Serve America supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States, and enables over one million students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civil skills.

Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse America's most comprehensive service learning resource, this site is a repository of information for Kindergarten through Higher Education.

National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) This page is home of the National Youth Leadership Council and the National Service Learning Conference. NYLC's mission is to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning.

 

What is Service Learning? Information about what service learning is by the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC).


K-12 Standards for Quality Practice This document outlines the critical elements of high quality service learning, including meaningful service, reflection, diversity, youth voice and more.  These standards are based on long-term research of high-quality service learning programs.

 

Service Learning Planning Guide This worksheet provides a framework for teachers that incorporates the five essential stages of service learning: investigation, preparation, planning, action and demonstration.  (Adapted from the Complete Guide to Service Learning by Cathy Berger Kaye.)

CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
Center For Civic Education Resource For teachers linking civic curriculum to service learning.

Put Civic Learning At The Heart Of School Reform The Civic Mission of Schools website has posted a new series of school profiles on its database, Civic Learning Online. The profiles are a great way to see how principals, superintendents, and teachers can put civic learning at the heart of school reform. Public, charter, small-school, rural, urban... The profiles help make the case for civic learning in a range of settings, and they offer practical ideas for educators and advocates on how to make systemic, school- and district-wide change.

Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development Bringing recent ideas for student involvement in service in communities across the U/S.

The Constitutional Rights Foundation Resources for curriculum related to civic and government education and involvement in the process of active citizenship.

REFLECTION
Facilitating Reflection: A Manual for Leaders and Educators A comprehensive manual on reflection, including a definition and various sample reflection activities.

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR YOUTH
Youth Noise Youth Noise is a social networking site for people under age 27 who like to connect based on deeper interests than Paris Hilton's wardrobe and want to get engaged within a cause. "Find a cause, join the discussion and get involved.” The site helps connect you to a variety of social causes through a blog directory, tool kits, resource links, directory of discussion forums, real life project examples, etc. It’s also a great resource for those who work with youth.

Get Ur Good On Miley Cyrus recently partnered with Youth Service America to create Get Ur Good On, a social network that brings together children and youth to support each other in the mission to do "good" in their communities. Youth who upload videos about how they will do "good" will be eligible to win tickets and a backstage pass to one of Miley's concerts. Additionally YSA offers Get Ur Good On grants directly to children and youth.

ISSUE-BASED TEACHING GUIDES/MATERIALS
Habitat for Humanity Youth Program Get teacher resources from Habitat’s Youth Program website for young people ages 5 to 25 – games, guides, activities, materials, lesson plans, and more. The resources are grouped by age (5 to 8, 9 to 13, and 14 to 25). They also have web based activities that promote awareness about local, national and international issues on housing for kids/youth. 


OTHER/MISCELLANEOUS

Volunteer Hawaii A local database resource that connects you to various service opportunities in Hawaii. Look for service opportunities by category, date and age level.

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