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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Learning by Doing

Cleaning Up Graffiti

After Project Launch, the students — and you! — are off and running with the Learn by Doing phase, the heart of the project-based learning experience. It’s certainly a busy time, but nothing that happens is “busy work” — not if everything ties back to the project’s driving question!

Students may engage in a number of learning activities, as they pursue answers to their driving question. They might 

  • Do research
  • Conduct interviews
  • Consult experts
  • Design and build something

Students will also practice valuable 21st century skills as they learn how to

  • Work together as a team
  • Solve problems
  • Communicate with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and perspectives
  • Build a habit of participation in community and civic life

As a program staff member, you'll be right there throughout the project to provide support, coach your students, facilitate the process and build positive relationships.

My Notebook

Project-Based Learning

The Notebook is a useful way to jot down notes as you go through the various topics available on the You For Youth website. If you'd like to use the notebook, please sign in if you already have an account or register now to join the Y4Y community!


Project-Based Learning