Service-learning is a teaching strategy that invites students to apply their academic skills to address real-life issues in their communities and schools.
- part of the academic curriculum and is integrated (but not limited to) the school day and the academic curriculum;
- connects young people with structured activities that address human and community issues;
- provides opportunities to become more engaged with school and to increase civic responsibility, personal and social development, and critical thinking skills; and
- engages both head (problem-solving, applied learning) and heart (empathy and compassion for others).
Need in Deed adheres to the standards of the National Youth Leadership Council.