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K-12 schools are the most important venues of service-learning in the U.S. Service-learning is widespread in public, private, and charter schools.
In 2008 the Corporation for National and Community Service conducted a survey of K-12 principals and found that about a quarter of all K-12 public schools in the U.S. offer service-learning opportunities. Service-learning is most prevalent in high schools, with 35 percent of schools offering service-learning. About 25 percent of middle schools and 20 percent of elementary schools have service-learning activities for their students.
The prevalence of service-learning in schools has declined since 1999. According to a 2004 study by the National Youth Leadership Council, an estimate 4.7 million K-12 students in the US are engaged in service-learning.
In 2008, 31 percent of college students attending Campus Compact member colleges and universities participated in community service, service-learning, and civic engagement activities.
- Corporation for National and Community Service (2008). Community Service and Service-Learning in America's Schools, 2008. Washington, DC: Corporation for National and Community Service.
- Scales, P.C. & Roehlkepartain, E.C. (2004). Community service and service-learning in U.S. public schools, 2004: Findings from a national survey. St. Paul, MN: National Youth Leadership Council.
- Skinner, R. & Chapman, C. (1999). Service-learning and community service in K-12 public schools. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
- Factsheet: Community Service and Service-Learning in America’s Schools (2008). CNCS. Available at: http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/08_1112_lsa_prevalence_factsheet.pdf