Service-Learning Training

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Certified Volunteer Tennessee Expert Service-Learning Trainers!

Our expert State Farm service-learning trainers deliver quality service-learning trainings across Tennessee. This diverse group of trainers has experience in K-12 schools, community-based agencies, and higher education institutions.  The goal of this cohort of trainers is to build the capacity for service-learning as a strategy in Tennessee.

What types of training do they offer?

  • Service-Learning 101 (Understanding the basic principles of service-learning, benefits of service-learning, where is the service?, where is the learning?, how is it different from community service or volunteerism?)
  • Service-Learning Cycle (IPARDE) (Investigation, Preparation, Action, Reflection, Demonstration, Evaluation)
  • Classroom connections, integrating service-learning into the curriculum
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to service-learning
  • Incorporating service-learning into University classes
  • Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice
  • Service-learning in summer camps and extended learning opportunities
  • Infusing service-learning into youth leadership programs
  • Documentation, project impact and outcomes, evaluation and assessment, creating rubrics
  • Service-learning and Capstone projects
  • Utilizing service-learning for community development
  • Service-learning for year of service programs (ex. AmeriCorps)

Click here for our service-learning trainers' contact information.


Success Skills through Service-Learning

Lions Quest Programs:

  • Rated “Select SEL” by CASEL
  • Included in SAMHSA’s NREPP
  • Addresses CEP’s Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education
  • Meets 35 of Search Institute’s Developmental Assets
  • Recognized as “Highly Effective” service-learning programs by NYLC and the National Service Learning Clearinghouse

Volunteer Tennessee and the Tennessee Lions clubs have been providing schools with Lions Quest training and research-based curriculum for more than 10 years.  Lions Quest K-12 programs focus on service-learning, character development, substance and violence prevention, and social and emotional learning.

Lions Quest Workshop Goals:

  • To examine ways a classroom and school-wide learning community can support positive youth development.
  • To learn how Lions Quest programs address the key elements of positive youth development and prevention, including the integration of social and emotional learning, character education, drug and bullying prevention, and service-learning.
  • To understand and experience program components and materials.
  • To explore lesson design, instructional strategies and implementation options.


Skills for Growing, grades K-5
Through six recurring, grade-specific, thematic units, Skills for Growing will help create a classroom environment that nurtures and enhances learning.  

Skills for Adolescence, grades 6-8
A comprehensive life skills and prevention program for middle school youth that builds important social and emotional competencies by promoting self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making and service-learning.

Skills for Action, grades 9-12
The innovative and flexible high school program moves beyond the classroom to foster civic responsibility and build essential social, emotional, academic and workplace skills.  Also includes the Skills Bank, a flexible component comprised of 26 skill sets that can be integrated into any subject or used as a stand-alone program.

For information about upcoming Lions Quest trainings in Tennessee, please email

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