Service-learning as a Path to Achieving Graduation Requirements: ACT 158 Applied!

May 10, 3 p.m. or May 15, 10 a.m. | Virtual

Act 158 of 2018 (Act 158), signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on October 24, 2018, provides alternatives to Pennsylvania’s statewide requirement of attaining proficiency on the three end-of-course Keystone Exams for a student to achieve statewide graduation requirements. One of the evidence-based options is a student service-learning project.

In partnership with National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), PSAYDN is offering an introduction to service-learning and the service-learning process to Pennsylvania out-of-school-time (OST) staff, educators, faculty, administrators and other interested individuals in youth development fields.

  • Receive an overview of the service-learning process.
  • Discuss service-learning as a student-centered experience.
  • Gain tools to support experiential, student-led service-learning projects while helping students achieve their academic goals and positively impact their communities.

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) champions service-learning as one of its focus initiatives and supports these alternative pathways taking place in out-of-school time (OST) and informal settings.

Act 48 credits available.

There is no cost to attend.

Presenter: Julie Rogers Bascom, director of training and leadership development, National Youth Leadership Council

Register for the May 10 webinar.

Register for the May 15 webinar.