Young People Will Help Our Communities Thrive on Global Youth Service Day, April 12-14, 2019

Millions of young people and their adult champions around the globe will serve and celebrate as part of the 31st annual Global Youth Service Day on April 12-14, 2019. GYSD is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that creates opportunities for all youth ages 5-25 and their communities to thrive by working together for the common good.

In the United States, 25 schools and nonprofit organizations have been designated as Lead Agencies by Youth Service America and provided grant funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to coordinate schoolwide, citywide, or statewide activities for Global Youth Service Day.

California
Cathedral City - S.C.R.A.P. Gallery
Los Angeles - Thomas A. Edison Middle School
Van Nuys - Valley Care Community Consortium

Florida
Pompano Beach - Pompano Beach High School NHS

Georgia
College Park - Favor House
Jonesboro - Clayton County Youth Commission

Hawaii
Honolulu - Maryknoll School in partnership with Blue Zones Project

Illinois
Chicago - Cradles to Crayons Chicago

Iowa
Des Moines - Community Youth Concepts

Michigan
Highland Park - My Sister’s Keeper
Lansing - Michigan Community Service Commission

Minnesota
Roseville - Minnesota Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Mississippi
Starkville - Black Girls Rock of MS

New Jersey
Burlington Township - Burlington Township High School

New York
Merrick - Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District

Ohio
Akron - Educational Empowerment Group
Ripley - Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School District

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City - Oklahoma Centennial

Pennsylvania
Bethlehem - Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

South Carolina
Charleston - City of Charleston’s Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families

Texas
Arlington - Arlington Alliance for Youth
El Paso - Franklin High School
Houston - City of Houston Volunteer Initiative Program

Washington
Spanaway - Bethel School District

These Lead Agencies join hundreds of other local organizations organizing Global Youth Service Day activities in communities all around the world. A map of registered activities is available at http://leadasap.ysa.org/gysd#map

“Our country is witnessing divisiveness not seen in generations,” said Steven A. Culbertson, CEO and president of YSA (Youth Service America), the leader of GYSD. “At YSA, we understand that youth service levels the playing field, providing productive spaces where young people can come together for the common good, and be contributors, not spectators. We need youth in every community to be leaders and problem solvers today, not just the leaders of a distant tomorrow.”

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Founded in 1986, YSA is a nonprofit organization that supports youth to learn the skills they need to find their voice, take action and have an impact on critical challenges facing their communities. To measure its global impact in more than 100 countries, YSA aligns its outcomes with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 21st Century Skills. YSA’s program model activates youth through campaigns like Global Youth Service Day, funds youth-led projects with YSA Grants, trains them to become powerful leaders in their community, and recognizes their accomplishments through awards, storytelling and visibility campaigns. To learn more, visit www.YSA.org.

Celebrating 31 years of youth changing the world, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates and creates opportunities for all youth ages 5-25 and their communities to thrive by working together for the common good. www.GYSD.org

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