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Mentoring is a proven approach to drive rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors. 

MENTORS: Sign up today to properly prepare our children to compete in a variety of STEM fields.

MENTEES: Sign up and take a bold step to gain needed skills and knowledge to be comfortable and confident 


How can cultural curiosity and concern generate gaming opportunities to share indigenous vibrancy and innovation with the world?

  • 2025 Applications Open: June 2024

  • Explorers Chosen: December 2024

  • 5-Day Summer Service (Cultural Curiosity & Concern Camp): June 2025

  • 2026 Application Open: June 2025

  • Annual IV League Gala: September 2025 (Service Celebration & 2026 Summer of Service Explorers Announced).


Our annual Indigenous Vibrancy (IV) League Gala in Washington, D.C. is a wonderful opportunity for our Summer of Service Champions to share their projects  with the community: September 2025


By providing sufficient scholarship assistance, we can enable greater success in college, providing backing for deserving students who want to graduate with a S.T.E.M. degree and give back to society.




Service learning combines learning goals with actions that benefit individuals or communities.  This Toolkit supports planning and implementation of service learning opportunities for students, communities, and families.

National Geographic is excited to offer this Service Learning Toolkit to plan, develop and implement service learning projects. Inspired by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai and her remarkable work as a leading global activist for girls' education, this toolkit draws on the groundbreaking documentary He Named Me Malala, featured on National Geographic Channel. This film, based on the book “I Am Malala,” provides intimate insight into her relationship with her family, and her powerful global impact. We hope you take advantage of this resource and that it inspires you to execute a service learning project in the same spirit that Malala and the film about her life inspired us to create it.

Service learning gives students in Grades 5-12 an opportunity to see how their own interests can be turned into action, empowering them to recognize their own roles in effecting change.  The toolkit walks you through the key steps of service learning:

  • identifying issues, researching and planning

  • taking action, reflecting and evaluating

  • communicating and celebrating the outcomes

The Service Learning Toolkit is made up of the following four components:

  • Educator Guide

  • Family Guide

  • Community Partner Guide

  • Service Learning Workbook

It is our hope that the greater education community finds this to be a valuable, one-of-a-kind resource. It is free, accessible to everyone and we need help spreading the word. We ask that you share this with your peers, friends, other students, educators and community partners.  


Your feedback is important as well. We welcome your tweets and posts at @NatGeoEducationand @NatGeoChannel #InspiredByMalala #HeNamedMeMalala

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