Service Learning Adventures in North Texas, is a service-learning program designed to inspire youth to take up the challenge of improving their neighborhoods and communities in unique and creative ways. From creating an anti-bullying campaign and collecting food for pets in animal shelters to planting a community garden and producing a school-wide health fair, participants tackle a variety of challenges in their schools and communities.
The program was created in 2009 by Big Thought as the education initiative of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. In the first year of the program, more than 44,000 North Texas youth completed more than 445,000 hours of service. Because of the overwhelming success of SLANT 45, Big Thought decided to continue the program on a local level as a constant reminder that when kids are given a compass and the power to spark change, they can shatter any expectation and master any challenge. Visit myslant.org.