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National Youth Leadership Council

The mission of the National Youth Leadership Council is to create a more just, sustainable and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 5/14/2012
1667 Snelling Ave. N.
Ste. D300
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 651-631-3672
Other Names Used NYLC
EIN 41-1449746
Principal Staff Kelita Bak, CEO
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 25
Number of Clients Served 9,549
Affiliations National Human Services Assembly
Tags / Keywords Higher Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Children & Families
General Information
Board Chair Jim Scheibel
Number of Board Members 19
Board meetings with quorum 8
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 12.63
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Advancing the Field: Over 2,000 people participated in the National Service-Learning Conference, from all 50 states and 13 countries. Other events included an Administrators’ Series, Service-Learning World Forum, Indigenous Service-Learning Forum, and the Annual National Urban Service-Learning Institute. NYLC's outreach expanded with increased social media presence and a new organizational blog; received 30,000 pageviews per month, and LIFT: Raising the Bar for Service-Learning Practice website has become an important training tool for schools. The Generator journal reached over 1,500 people, and the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice was distributed to 50,000 individuals through web and print. Communications overall reached 31,500,000 impressions. Supporting Educators: NYLC’s efforts continued to employ a curriculum development process that brings more academic rigor to standards-based service-learning. NYLC’s Generator School Network membership increased to 1,348 users from 22 countries and 226 schools. The Generator Go Green (G3) Initiative incorporated service-learning into STEM subjects in 23 schools. NYLC trained 180 teachers, curriculum directors, and staff of Guilford County, NC schools, impacting all 71,000 district students. Professional development and outreach locally, nationally, and internationally involved 9,500 educators, youth, and others through over 125 different events. Developing Young Leaders: Along with staff, NYLC’s Youth Advisory Council led the National Youth Leadership Training, where teams of youth from 13 communities around the country to participate in leadership building, cultural activities and service projects. Through Project Ignition, 38 high school teams conducted projects that impacted more than 125,000 people with peer-to-peer messaging. Over 2,500 youth participated in our programs.
Current Goals
For the 2011-2012 fiscal year, we will: • Deepen and expand our successful program offerings, including professional development that offers new and revised sustainable training models for educators and young people. • Use our Generator School Network, National Service-Learning Conference, and Urban Service-Learning Institute as broader tools to support the service-learning field, connecting State Education Agencies, district administrators, practitioners, and youth nationwide, and to engage more and different constituencies into the service-learning movement. • Become a more data-driven organization in all aspects, but particularly deepening our evaluation efforts to obtain the best possible student achievement data and more clearly defined outcomes for academic achievement and teen driver safety. Create logic models for all programs, with each aligned to an organizational logic model. Determine measures for desired outcomes, and realign program evaluations accordingly. • Enhance our marketing and communication efforts by focusing on the outcomes achieved through service-learning, identify and develop new markets for existing programs, products and services, and create and implement marketing plans. • Increase our advocacy role on a national level to advance the field, help identify and shape future federal, state, and corporate investments in service-learning as an instructional strategy, and to promote youth-led changes in driving safety.
Community or Constituency Served
NYLC develops youth leaders, supports educators, and leads the service-learning field.
Geographic Area Served
NYLC primarily serves communities across the United States, as well as international partners and constituents.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $3,101,677 85.6%
Management: $334,290 9.2%
Fundraising: $189,515 5.2%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2010 2009 2008
End of Year: $438,988 $436,819 $433,374
Beginning of Year $436,819 $433,374 $390,979
Difference $2,169 $3,445 $42,395
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $438,988
Based on information provided on 2008 to 2010
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