generationOn Indiana Update – 12/17/18  - Thank you for sharing this information with your staff!!!

NEW “Spotlight on Service-Learning” article “Hungry to Help “ written by Beth Smith, our genOn IN School Consultant, focuses on turning those needed canned food drives into meaningful service-learning projects for your whole school. “Giving our students a clear picture of the need for intervention and guidance helps them understand that they can “make a difference”.   Featured in this article is the Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty Service-Learning Toolkit and the Food Security and Food Justice Toolkit with K-12 lessons, ideas for service-learning experiences, suggestions for community partners, and links for student research.  Also included are some suggested service-learning project ideas and a couple of our Indiana schools service-learning experiences. “Help your students find their place and civic responsibility through service-learning!” All of our “Spotlight on Service-Learning” articles are archived on our genOn IN tab on the IMLEA website and our genOn IN page on the IASP website   Read about many academic, social, and emotional connections of incorporating Service-Learning into your school’s curriculum.

We have created an information flier and a Project Checklist for the Service-Based Learning criteria in the Box 2 Graduation Pathways.  If you would like the information flier and the  link to our  google document that includes some specific information about the necessary components for Service-Based Learning, what constitutes “meaningful service” and some links to the free resources and lessons on the generationOn and Learning to Give websites that can support teachers and students with service-learning, just send me (Joan) an email and I will forward you the link to share with your staff.   


Through our genOn IN grant funded program we continue to support a teacher’s service-learning projects with our genOn IN $250 mini-grants. For more information about the requirements of our program’s mini-grants check out our genOn IN Mini-Grant Information for 2018-2019 . Checks are made out to the school from the IASP.

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Thank you for continuing to share these updates and resources with your staff and others in your district.       I encourage any administrators and educators at your school to Join on the website to be connected to our generationOn Indiana program facilitated by the IASP and the IMLEA and Create an Account on Learning to Give to have access to ALL their free resources.  Contact me, Joan Belschwender, Director of genOn IN, if you have any questions of what our grant funded program can offer your school and teachers or if you have any questions of how to connect to our program.  Phone: 317-891-9900 x201. Office in the IASP building, Indianapolis.