Post written by: Learn and Serve AmeriCorps*VISTA – Robyn Stegman
In my service I learn something new everyday and most of it is from you: our readers, our Facebook users, those out there in the “Twitterverse”, and don’t forget our fabulous grantees. I wish the world could get an opportunity to hear some of the wonderful words I hear everyday and I want to give them a chance to do so.
That is why Learn and Serve – Michigan is starting a guest blogging initiative. We want people from the field to share their stories and wisdom, right here on the Youth Service Blog!
Think of the possibilities! You could blog about a student who has really turned around as a result of a service project. You could discuss how service-learning has changed your classroom, your community, and/or your school. You could talk about a successful reflection activity or service-learning project. You could give your perspective on topics like duration and intensity, youth voice, or diversity. We want to hear whatever you can bring to the conversation!
Over the next couple of months we will be using our network to find and encourage individuals to spend a couple minutes and write a blog post about the topic of their choice. In the coming months you will see wisdom and insight from all around the state – and we want you to be a part of it!
We want to hear from students, teachers, administrators, and community partners; everyone who is a part of the service-learning process. If you are interested, contact me, Robyn Stegman, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can lend us your voice and tell us all about what you do best!
But wait! There’s more! At our grantee meeting we began capturing people for our Great Stories program. This is an effort to capture service-learning stories from around the state! Next month we will post our first round of Great Stories on YouTube and we will continue to post monthly stories about service-learning in Michigan!
This is another great opportunity to let your voice be heard. If you are coming to the Service-Learning Institute in February (9 and 10 in Traverse City) let me know before the event and we’ll find time to record your Great Story! Or if you have an event at your school contact me and I’ll try to make it down to produce a video of your event. Already we have highlighted the Detroit Service-Learning Academy with a great video of their Learn and Serve Challenge event and we want to include you!
Act now! Seize these opportunities! We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!