ERIC Number: ED430130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Giving Youth the Power and the Money. A Guide to Establishing Youth Service Learning Councils. Linking Learning with Life.
This booklet is a guide to establishing youth service learning councils. The booklet begins with a discussion of what youth service learning councils are and why they are a good idea. The following aspects of initiating the process of forming a youth service learning council are explained: facilitating a youth service learning council; identifying host organizations (school systems, nonprofit organizations, businesses and for-profit organizations); and raising funds (Learn and Serve America funds from the Corporation for National Service, other federal programs, foundations, local business and government, local service organizations, council member fund-raising, school-based entrepreneurial projects). The steps in forming the council are briefly described. Provided in a section on the process of training the council is an annotated sample agenda for an all-day training program for youth service learning council members. Council activities, including council decision making and the process of review of council membership applications and selection of council members, are discussed along with strategies for ensuring quality and service learning in mini-grants. A sample youth service learning council timetable concludes the booklet. Appended are a sample youth service learning council mini-grant application template and application form and a sample youth service learning council mini-grant review form. (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Citizenship Education, Decision Making, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Grantsmanship, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Administration, Records (Forms), Service Learning, Student Government, Student Participation, Training
National Dropout Prevention Center, College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-0726; Tel: 864-656-2599; Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/ ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 078 654-667.