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  • Taking Action on Health- Lead Agencies and Community Wellbeing

    As organizations and youth pick the projects they want to execute on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), the community needs they strive to address tend to fall into one of six categories: Health, Environment, Poverty and Hunger, Education, Human Rights, and Community Building. Over the next six weeks, we will highlight different Lead Agencies who […]

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  • Activating Youth 365 Days a Year

    On Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) April 21-23, 2017, youth leaders and activists all over the world will organize awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropy projects in their community. While thousands of projects will culminate on GYSD, youth and adults have spent countless hours organizing and leading service activities that have allowed them to make an […]

  • Everyday Young Hero: Kenneth Xu

    Environmental literacy for every global citizen is an important priority given the impact of climate change.  Kenneth Xu (17, Chapel Hill, North Carolina) combined his love for nature and outdoor activities with community service, and founded Student Environmental Education Coalition to spread awareness about environmentalism among his peers. He teaches his fellow youth how to […]

  • Service 365: Global Youth Service Day and Beyond

    Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world, and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year. At YSA, we believe that service should be the common expectation and experience of young people all year round, not only on Global Youth […]

  • Q&A with Dr. Edward Metz about the Projects That Work Study of School-Based Service Learning

    Projects That Works is a new national research study of school-based service learning. The study examines what project types are successfully done in different courses, with information on how these projects are implemented. The goal of the study is to provide teachers and students data-driven information to guide the selection, design, and implementation of new […]

  • Dale Una Mano a Costa Rica participates in its first GYSD

    Meet Dale Una Mano a Costa Rica, a non-profit organization that fosters leadership and promote cultural exchanges through service-learning trips to Costa Rica. Started in Bataán, Costa Rica in 2009, Dale Una Mano a Costa Rica has organized many trips with people who are equally passionate about service, while learning about different cultures. With great […]

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  • Ideas to Help Immigrants and Refugees ASAP

    Following the Trump Administration’s order last week to temporarily halt the U.S. refugee resettlement program and block people from a handful of countries from entering the United States at all, many have been wondering how to help. Use YSA’s ASAP model for taking action (Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy) to help immigrants and refugees in […]

  • Everyday Young Hero: Nikhil Sharma (17, Florida)

    Spark: robotics and coding Social issue: after-school education enrichment and technology learning outcomes for all   The speed of technology development can be overwhelming and challenging to keep up with. Traditionally, younger students, minorities, and women have been excluded from STEM opportunities in the classroom. Nikhil is addressing this issue by bringing diversity to STEM […]

  • Everyday Young Hero: Josie Droz

    Youth-run lemonade stands are a favorite fundraising pastime. How many of those youth will use the money they raised to change lives? Josie Droz (9, Bellevue, WA) started her own charity called Josie’s Well after raising 30 dollars through running a lemonade stand in her neighborhood. The charity builds wells in small villages in Ghana […]

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  • Everyday Young Hero: Alyssa Castille

    GLOBAL GOAL #16: PEACE AND JUSTICE Alyssa Castille (9, Garden Grove, California) is a passionate fighter against hate and racism. She created the “I AM” organization that tackles color-based discrimination and hate, and embraces human value and individuality regardless of color and race. Alyssa’s creativity gave birth to badges which have a color on them and […]

  • YSA’s 2016 Nice List

    The memes saying 2016 was one of the most horrible years ever might be trending, but as we look back, there’s a lot about 2016 that makes us proud and hopeful about what we will accomplish together in 2017. Here are the 16 groups of people we are most proud of supporting this year… chances […]

  • Building Your Organization’s Capacity to Effectively Fundraise

    “The two most important things to being successful is, you can’t be afraid of failure and you have to be willing to learn by doing,” -Michael Gale, Senior Program Manager at GlobalGiving. We at Youth Service America and GlobalGiving know all too well many of the pressures organizations feel constantly seeking new funding opportunities, staying up […]

  • Phoenix Good Neighbor Impact School Creates a Culture of Service

    At Reyes Maria Ruiz Leadership Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, principal Adam Sharp and his team of educators are creating a culture of service by placing servant leadership at the forefront of the curriculum. Reyes Maria Ruiz Leadership Academy is a State Farm Good Neighbor Impact School, selected by YSA. As a Good Neighbor Impact School, […]

  • Everyday Young Hero: James Aschkenasy (13, Pennsylvania)

    Spark: building partnerships and seeking available resources Social issue: proper eye care for every individual   Desire to give something back to your community at an early age is truly admirable. However, when a young person is motivated by his or her personal experience with the issue, it is even more inspiring. James Aschkenasy, a […]

  • Everyday Young Hero: Erinn Aulfinger (17, Ohio)

    Did you know that less than one-third of teenage girls feel confident about themselves by the time they reach high-school? As a result, 75 percent of girls who suffer from low self-esteem tend to engage in negative social activities and risky behavior. Erinn Aulfinger knows that the physical and emotional transition from a girl to a […]

  • #ThanksObama

    “Service binds us to each other and to our community and to our country in a way that nothing else can.” – President Obama As President Obama leaves office, he leaves a legacy of deep support for the power of service to create change and the importance of youth engagement and leadership in communities. Here […]

  • Everyday Young Hero: Kady McKenna

    As a Girl Scout, Kady understands the importance of using resources wisely and doing what she can to protect the Earth. In fact, it was after a Girl Scout meeting when she asked her mom where all of the old iPads and cell phones her family and other families used had gone. When she learned […]

  • Running to Cure Rare Diseases

    The Be an Everyday Young Hero series provides project replication guides to enable you to tackle pressing local, national, and global community issues. This guide in the series, ‘Running to Cure Rare Diseases,’ will teach you how to raise awareness about diseases that affect nearly 30 million Americans and to raise money to support organizations that […]

  • 7 Ideas for MLK Day of Service 2017

    MLK Day of Service is Monday, January 16. here are seven ideas on ways to celebrate: Sign up to receive daily challenges to strengthen your community during DoSomething.org’s National Week of Action January 16-21. Use the day to celebrate National Mentoring Month. Honor mentors in your community, recruit new mentors, provide training to mentoring programs or […]

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  • Everyday Young Hero: Trey Pope

    Trey Pope, 17, Cedar Grove, North Carolina, cares about the sustainable development of small towns and communities in his home state. He has been conducting livestock auctions since he was a child to raise funds for local community wellbeing. Thanks to his unique ability to conduct real auctions, Trey became involved in multiple community groups and […]

  • Young People Hold the Key to Road Safety in India

    Yesterday on the YSA blog, we explored how YSA and UL are changing the conversation on road safety in India through our Safer Roads, Safer India program. Today, Sarah Barrie (Director of Grants, YSA) and Chris Wagner (Director of Partnerships, YSA) share their firsthand accounts of traveling across India to equip others with the skills […]

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  • YSA and UL Step Up Road Safety in India

    With an average of 15 deaths every hour caused by road accidents, road safety is the largest public safety challenges India faces. As the safety thought leader, UL (www.UL.com) works on game-changing ways to address road safety in India. For over 30 years, YSA has engaged youth in youth-led solutions on a variety of issues […]

  • Everyday Young Hero: Ian McKenna

    Ian Mckenna(11, Austin, Texas) became a fighter of childhood hunger in his local community from a young age. He combined his passion for gardening and nutrition with a desire to help others to found Giving Garden, which provides food through local school and community gardens to low-income families. Ian is eager to fight hunger in […]

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  • Everyday Young Hero: Ashar Yahya

    Ashar Yahya (17, Dubai, United Arab Emirates) is the founder of a charity cricket tournament (“Cricket for a Cause”) intended to help low-income kids from developing countries pursue education. He has combined his passion for his favorite sport, entrepreneurial spirit, and desire to help young people who are less privileged than him. With the help […]

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