The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation believes education should go beyond traditional classroom teaching methodologies. As many educators have learned, experiential learning works in schools. Not only is it more engaging for students, but also helps them to better understand and retain what they learned.

With this in mind, the Foundation teamed up with the National Youth Leadership Council to create service-learning projects for students that not only offer an experiential learning encounter, but also provide meaningful services to their community.

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WHAT IS SERVICE-LEARNING?

Service-learning is a method of teaching, learning and reflecting that combines academic classroom curriculum with meaningful service, frequently youth service, throughout the community. As a teaching methodology, it falls under the philosophy of experiential education. More specifically, it integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, encourage lifelong civic engagement, and strengthen communities for the common good.

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Download the Service-Learning Guide on Insurance

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