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Nonprofit Notebook: Project-Based Learning for Youth
Hello! I’m ShunaHayward and I’m vice president of programs here at Connect Detroit and as you begin to think about developing youth employment experiences for young people, I want to share with you about one type of work experience known as project-based learning.
Project-based learning is basically where young people have an opportunity to collaborate with their supervisors and their peers to develop a learning rich experience. It’s characterized by skill building, a tangible product and a defined time period that the young people are working within.
At the end of the day, project-based learning is really about those teachable moments with young people. We want to make sure that there’s also time built in for reflection so that they can make a meaning of the experiences that they’re having.
Other names you may have heard for project-based learning are work-based learning or service learning, but really, it’s just about the young people having an opportunity to develop a learning experience that they can build skills from for their future.