Service-learning has been demonstrated to provide a number of benefits to students, schools and communities. The following themes have consistently emerged as positive results for well-implemented service-learning projects. The YES program supports implementation research-based practices. Footnotes for each theme are cited below.
School engagement, attendance, work orientation, academic performance, graduation rate
Supports development of personal skills—1,7,8,10,14
Ability to work in groups, student interpersonal relationships, social development, problem solving, respect for other cultures