Developing Youth Voice in Service Learning Projects
A qualitative study was conducted to collect information on youth and service learning to provide a template for educators' use when incorporating service learning activities into their curriculums. Findings included that teens were able to articulate a definition of service learning and identify service activities. Most felt they had a voice in planning and implementation and saw adults as key in evaluating projects. However, some felt that adults have too great a voice in the planning stages. Recommendations include professional development for adults on working with teens and evaluating current programs to make certain that youth voice is present.
Bruce, J. A., Webster, N. S., & Hoover, T. S. (2006). Developing Youth Voice in Service Learning Projects. The Journal of Extension, 43(4), Article 24. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss4/24