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.
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Bruce, J. A., Webster, N. S., & Hoover, T. S. (2006). Developing Youth Voice in Service Learning Projects. The Journal of Extension, 44(4), Article 24. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss4/24