H.Res. 769: Recognizing the benefits of service-learning as a teaching strategy

H.Res. 769

Recognizing the benefits of service-learning as a teaching strategy

September 30, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 769 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep Todd Russell Platts (R-OH) on September 23, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 769 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the benefits of service-learning in-
o "Enriching and enhancing academic outcomes for youth;
o "Engaging youth in positive experiences in the community; and
o "Encouraging youth to make more constructive choices with regards to their lives;
• "Encourages schools, school districts, college campuses, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations to work towards providing youth with more service-learning opportunities; and
• "Expresses support for the goals of the National Learn and Serve Challenge."


According to the resolution's findings, service-learning is a teaching method that enhances academic learning by integrating classroom content with relevant activities aimed at addressing identified community or school needs.