Planning for Global Youth Service Day 2015 is underway! This year, GYSD is taking place April 17-19th. GYSD is the largest service event in the world dedicated to children and youth. It is celebrated in over 100 countries and we want to be sure Iowa is being loud and proud in doing their part by educating, encouraging, and providing service and service-learning opportunities to our youth. Whether you are a teacher working with students in a classroom, an after-school program facilitator building external relationships and extended curriculum, or a community organization eager to engage with youth, GYSD is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of service and to be a part of a state-wide movement impacting our communities immediately and enriching our youth forever.
If you want to get involved planning a service project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at Community Youth Concepts.
Our friends at Youth Service America are offering Disney Friends for Change Grants of $500 to young change-makers. This grant encourages them to gather their friends and turn their creative ideas to help their communities into projects taking place on or around Global Youth Service Day. Whether protecting the planet, providing food to hungry people, helping other kids learn, or promoting healthy behaviors, Friends for Change help make their communities greener, safer, smarter, healthier, cleaner, and fairer.
Youth ages 5-18 located in all 50 states and DC are eligible. Apply by February 18, 2015 to turn your idea from a dream into reality! www.YSA.org/disney_friends_for_change_us_grants