This week more than 1,000 teachers, administrators, researchers, policymakers and young leaders from the United States and around the world who are committed to improving their practice, their schools, and their communities are gathering at the Annual National Service-Learning Conference in Washington D.C.
At the conference Abby Larus, one of the students featured in the Pearson Foundation’s film Is School Enough? is participating in the workshop, Personal Branding is Core to Work-Life Success. Supported by the Pearson Foundation and personal branding coach Pamela Weinberg, the workshop will focus on showing how personal branding helps young people make a meaningful impact in today's digital world.
Prior to the conference, participants took the MONUMENTAL My Voice Student Survey to measure students’ perceptions of school. The basis of the survey was developed by the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA) and administered by the Pearson Foundation's My Voice initiative. The results clearly showed that students who are engaged in service learning have higher aspirations than the national average. Students used this data during meetings on Capitol Hill as part of the Student Voice on Capitol Hill project.