About the Senior Service Learning Project & Young Women's Advocacy Summit

The Senior Service Learning Project (SSLP) is a capstone experience that integrates a Notre Dame student’s curricular and co-curricular learning across the four years of her high school education.  After building a foundation of social justice awareness beginning in her freshman year with the interdisciplinary study of the strength and contribution of women across time, the SSLP asks each Notre Dame senior to stand up and speak for social justice as a newly formed woman of impact. 

Calling upon her talents, interests and knowledge, and under the guidance of the Community Service Learning Program, she creates a service learning project to address a social need on a local, national or global scale. At the heart of this experience is the understanding that service is transformational—for the community served as well as for the student. This transformation weaves together intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth as the student engages with her community.  

The SSLP culminates in the Young Women’s Advocacy Summit.  At the summit, seniors advocate for the members of the community they served, sharing their journey, the challenges they have faced, and the lessons they have learned.  This event provides seniors with the opportunity to reflect on their growth as leaders, and truly marks them as the women of impact they have become.