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Afterschool and summer learning programs can equip youth with the leadership and communication skills necessary to contribute to their schools and communities in meaningful ways. Programs give youth the opportunity to step into leadership positions and create effective peer-led initiatives, with the guidance of caring adults. This instills a sense of purpose, confidence, and motivation in youth to serve their communities.

Service Learning

K-12 Service Learning Standards National Youth Leadership Council

Educators Guide: Service and Learning Equals Service Learning CBK Associates

The Five Stages of Service Learning CBK Associates

Service Learning Proposal Template CBK Associates

Four C’s Skills for OST Susan Abravanel Consulting LLC

Meaningful Reflection: A Practical Approach Principal Leadership

Article examining the importance of incorporating reflection into the service-learning process

Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership in Action J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

“This is Their House, Too”: An Afterschool Space Designed for and by Teenagers  Harvard Family Research Project

Career Toolkit Adobe Youth Voices

YSA Knowledge Center Youth Save America

Youth Leadership Toolkit National Resource Center for Youth Development

Building Transformative Leadership Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing