Youth Service

Aug 10
Posted by Madi Donham to Youth, Youth Service, generationOn, service unites

International Youth Day on Aug. 12 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the importance of youth service and the ability of kids and teens to create meaningful change through volunteerism.

Aug 02

At the age of 15, Grace McAllister already understands the restorative power of giving back. After being sexual abused by her father from the age of 6 to 10, Grace found the courage to tell her stepmother – and endured months of interviews, counselors, lawyer visits, a court appearance, and disbelief from some family and friends

Apr 24

In 2008, fifth-grader Cassandra Lin came across an article in the local paper. Due to the recession, the article stated, many families in her hometown of Westerly, Rhode Island, were struggling to heat their homes, and local charities were running out of funds. Cassandra was determined to do something to help.

Apr 18
Two years ago, Will Gladstone studied the endangered blue-footed booby in his fifth-grade science class. He learned its population had declined by 50 percent in the past 60 years, and scientists didn’t know why. Most kids would have closed their book and forgotten about the endangered bird, living far away in the Galápagos Islands. But not Will, who was intrigued by this “really cool bird.”

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