Friday, September 30, 2016

28th National Service Learning Conference in California

The Leader: Dare to Dream Edition
Volume XIII, Issue 17 — September 2016
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The Leader

You're invited to Dare to Dream
28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®
Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA
March 22–24, 2017

Connect with hundreds of educators and young people from across the world — all working together to make change through service-learning.
Whether you’re young or young at heart, this conference promises to inspire you. Access tools, ideas, and support through a network of like-minded leaders.
Be our guest and make a positive difference in your schools, communities, and the lives of young people everywhere.


Calling All Workshop Presenters!
Do you have a high-quality service project you would like to highlight at the conference?
Deadline is October 16 to share your expertise; don’t delay. Submit now.
Youth Emcees Wanted
Do you have what it takes to present in front of more than 1,000 of your fellow attendees?
Apply to be a youth emcee byDecember 4 and be heard!
Awards Nominations Open
NYLC and its partners present awards honoring youth and adults for their commitment to education, service, community, and service-learning.
Nominate an outstanding leader today! Deadline is December 5.

Connect and spread the word!

Planning on joining? Help us spread the word on social media. Below are some sample messages you can use to promote Dare to Dream:
  • Join me at @DisneylandToday for #SLC17, the premier event for #servicelearning educators. @nylcorg
  • I'm going to Dare to Dream with #SLC17 at @DisneylandToday next March. @nylcorg
  • #SLC17 welcomes you to Dare to Dream. Join me in Anaheim, March 22, 2017. @nylcorg

From the Field

Meet the Winners!

Meet the winners of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes — outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes — and inspirations to us all.

Disney Summer of Service Grants

Disney ABC and YSA are inspiring young change-makers this summer who are making their communities healthier, greener, and stronger. Deadline is this Friday, September 30, so act quickly!

Scholarships for Students Fighting Hunger

The Sodexo Foundation — Stop Hunger Scholarships reward students working to end hunger in their communities. Winners get $5,000 for college and a $5,000 grant to give to the charity of their choice. #GET5GIVE5 in your hometown. Apply by December 5.

Living The Example National Video Contest

The Living The Example National Video Contest was created to provide young teens an opportunity to showcase their passions, hobbies and achievements. What is it that you do that sets a positive example for your peers? Deadline is October 21.