INSPIRE3 (formerly generationOn Indiana) Update – 4/15/19 - Thank you for sharing this information with your colleagues and staff !!!C:\Users\imlea\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_Inspire3 Logo (1).zip\Inspire3 Logo\COLOR\Inspire3_process_color.jpg

Indiana Graduation Pathways – Box 2 – Employability Skills –Service based learning is one avenue to learn and demonstrate critical employability skills and engages students in meaningful service to enrich and apply academic knowledge, teach civic and personal responsibility, and strengthen communities.  Service-learning experiences offer authentic practice of employability and 21st century skills while applying classroom theories to practical problems, exploring career options, and pursuing personal and professional goals. Answer the question of  What does “meaningful service” mean? In this document, that our INSPIRE3 program has created. Grad Pathways-Box 2- SBL Explanation-Resources   you will find links to the resources on the generationOn and Learning to Give website that can help answer this question. These components are connected to the K-12 Service-Learning Quality Standards found here from the NYLC that the IDOE uses.

Make sure that you are connected to our INSPIRE3 grant funded program, facilitated by the IASP and the IMLEA, by filling out our form Here and we will send you more information about the free service-learning resources that we share and our program support.  Preparing ALL students now (K-12) to become proficient in the inherent skills in service-learning while incorporating philanthropy education will produce future leaders and employers with critical skills and a heart for others. 

New Service-Learning Story posted on Learning to Give’s Trending page: from Mt. Vernon High School, Fortville, IN called “Immersive Learning” – Read about how Mr. Joe Anderson’s service-learning class led a school wide lunchroom recycling service-learning project.  Using the LTG lesson, Lunchroom Recycling Plan , students were able to see that recycling can be improved anywhere.  A mini-grant from LTG and one from our INSPIRE3 program supported this project along with other community partners.  Mr. Anderson said, “My students showed how they were able to communicate real life experiences when talking with others about their project, fundraising, grant writing, interpersonal skills, and more.”

We are continuing to support teacher’s service-learning projects with our INSPIRE3 (formerly generationOn Indiana) $250 mini-grants. For more information about the requirements of our program’s mini-grants you can request our updated mini-grant information sheet on our INSPIRE3 Program Sign Up form mentioned above and the live link will be sent to the teacher that is interested in applying after they connect with us.  

Learning to Give Website Updates:

generationOn Website Update

Contact Beth Smith  INSPIRE3 (formerly genOn IN) Consultant – Statewide or your Regional Field Reps:  Darlene Short, Southern Field Rep, Teacher Castle North M.S.; Jack Birmingham, Northwest IN Field Rep, Asst. Superintendent Union Twp. School Corp., Valparaiso; Lisa Crick, Northeast IN Field Rep, Counselor West Noble Elementary, Ligonier for more information on our INSPIRE3 Team’s support and training at your school at no cost.  

Contact me, Joan Belschwender, Director INSPIRE3 (formerly genOn IN), if you have any questions of how to connect to us or need more information of what our grant funded program facilitated by the IASP and IMLEA can offer your school and teachers. Phone: 317-891-9900 x201. Office in the IASP building, Indianapolis.  Visit our INSPIRE3 Webpage on the IASP website, under Affiliates, or on the IMLEA website.