Brown Foundation Service Learning Program

Announcement:

2018 NYLC Service Learning Conference Scholarship

If you are an adult involved with our Service Learning Program, you may apply for a scholarship of up to $1,000 for expenses related to the
March 11-13, 2018  NYLC service learning conference.  The request may be for registration, lodging, transportation and meals. 

If you are interested in applying, please answer the following questions and send them with your proposed budget on or before October 31, 2017 (please limit your response to one page):

1.) Describe your involvement with service learning – for example, length of time involved, types of activities, examples of projects/plans, your role in the service learning program at your school.

2.) Share your reason for wanting to attend the conference. 

3.) Tell why your scholarship is needed.

4.) Explain how you plan to bring back to your school what you learn at the conference.

Mail to:
Service Learning Program

320 Metairie Hammond Hwy., Suite 500
Metairie, LA 70005

or email to:
tinabouzon@thebrownfoundation.org or
jonathanbaynham@thebrownfoundation.org

INSTRUCTIONS: 2018 NYLC SL Conference Scholarship Information


Who:

The Brown Foundation Service Learning Program offers funds to schools via Service Learning Awards for a class, grades K-12, to link learning and intentional service to their community through an identified Service Partner. Funds are awarded at the annual Service Learning Event in September.


What:

SERVICE LEARNING is a simple teaching method designed to help students learn.

It is a learn-by-doing approach to the curriculum. Each service learning project has two components: a school and a service partner. Students get real life experiences in the subject studied by meeting community needs through active participation.

Plan to attend a service learning workshop to learn more about service learning and the application process. See our listing of current workshops, or contact us to tailor a workshop for your school!


Where:

Our Service Learning Award Application is online and available for grades K-12, to all elementary, middle, junior high and high schools in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes. New for 2018-2019 school year, is expansion of The Brown Foundation Service Learning Program to Southern Mississippi and the Gulf Coast Area.


Why:

SERVICE LEARNING allows students to establish connections to their communities by applying knowledge acquired in the classroom. Learning becomes relevant! Students find participating in Service Learning lessons helps them see the relevance of the materials taught in the classroom. The average retention rates of students are higher with such participatory programming.


All SERVICE LEARNING plans consist of the following:

  • Student Investigation: In the very beginning of service learning, students investigate 1) the resources within the service learning class, and 2) the community need.
  • Student Preparation: Students learn the link between service actions and specific classroom learning.
  • Student Action: Students make a difference through acts of caring by personal contact in the community.
  • Student Reflection: Through a thoughtful consideration of the service experience, written or verbal, woven throughout the service learning process, students learn the meaning their actions and how it changed them.
  • Student Demonstration: Once the plan is successfully completed, students showcase their skills, insights and outcomes to an outside group such as other classmates, parents, the community or the media.