Service Learning Projects

Service Learning has been a foundational component of the GLBR Youth Leadership Institute since its inception in 2005 and follows the National Service-Learning standards. The student leaders engage in two established projects [mini-project and student-driven project] which take place in December and March of each year. Youth Leaders will plan, organize, and implement each service learning project to bring attention to youth leadership and development in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute Partners

Community partners play a critical role in the GLBR Youth Leadership Institute, providing volunteers, sponsors, and financial support. Local organizations and businesses, elected and government officials, as well as members of the community, serve as facilitators for our planned and structured curriculum with youth participants.

Active Organizations for Youth to Serve in Our Community

Girl Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America
Boys and Girls Club of the Great Lakes Bay Region
YMCA
YWCA

Saginaw Community Foundation
Midland Community Foundation
Bay Community Foundation
CAN Council

Past Projects & Collaborations

2018 Adopted, Underground Railroad Inc., Shelter House Bay Area 2011 Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
2017 Restoration Community Outreach - The Emmaus House 2010 Girls Scouts Heart of Michigan
2016 Hidden Harvest: Flint Water Crisis 2009 Salvation Army Bell Ringing
2015   Hidden Harvest; Flint Water Crisis 2009 Tuscola Street Community Garden -Michigan
2014 First Ward Community Center 2008 Mid-Michigan Children's Museum
2013 Hope House Maternity Shelter - Midland 2007 Inner Link Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter
2013 HIS Restoration Maternity Shelter- Saginaw 2007 Present: United Way Adopt-A-Family
2012 Michigan Gear-Up Mentoring Program 2006 Boys & Girls Club
2011 Royal Seed Orphanage, Ghana, Africa