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  • Roughly one-quarter of all schools engage at least some of their students in service learning projects.
  • In a national evaluation of federally funded Learn and Serve projects, Melchoir (1998) found that well-designed and well-implemented school-based projects improved students' civic attitudes and school performance
  • Comparing 1,000 high school students in service learning programs with similar students who did not participate, Billig, Root, and Jesse (2005) concluded that programs that lasted a full semester and were led by teachers with experience in service learning produced the largest benefits.