National Service-Learning Project: A Global Call to Action
Join participants from near and far in addressing the “million word gap”.
NYLC, Missouri State University, and Study Alternative Center invite you to join participants from near and far in addressing Sustainable Development Global Goal 4: Quality Education. This Global Call to Action engages students as readers, as authors, and as illustrators. Inviting everyone to share their favorite book, their own experiences, cultures, and histories through storytelling. This project will grow as more people contribute.
There is no deadline to participate.
This project is designed to address universal literacy and numeracy through service-learning. Research has shown that reading stories out loud to children is key to developing their early literacy skills. New research suggests that to engage children, we need to bring those plots to life, ask reflection questions, and spark their interest.
An example of a story with illustrations.
Join Missouri State University faculty and service-learning students who are already involved
- 1-credit service-learning students from UHC, SPE, SOC, and other academic disciplines
- Bear Power students from Cohort 1 and 2 - writing and creating their own books to share with children
- CFD 454 and CFD 560 service-learning students
- Students from International Studies