We are dedicated to engaging young men and women of Northeast Pennsylvania in the process of improving communities by providing them with skills, knowledge, resources and opportunities that will foster youth voice/action and empower them to improve their lives and the lives of other
School-based Service-learning Initiative
The School-based Service-learning Initiative provides an opportunity for classroom teachers to connect students with community resources so as to implement service-learning projects that extend beyond the classroom. According to the National Youth Leadership Council, service-learning is a teaching method that “integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” It provides an opportunity for young people to become deeply engaged in addressing real community needs, while mastering the classroom content set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The founders of Youth Infusion understand that a quality education must include opportunities for students to deeply engage in real world issues. They also believe that partnerships with schools are critical so that students are able to link what is learned in the classroom with high stakes public outcomes. Connecting with their community and conducting authentic and pragmatic projects gives students a sense of purpose, cultivates self reliance, and promotes sustained civic involvement. The School-based Service-learning Initiative is available to all schools in Northeast Pennsylvania.