“Established in 1988, GYSD is the largest service event in the world and is now celebrated in over 100 countries. On GYSD, children and youth address the world’s most critical issues in partnership with families, schools, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, and governments.” – About GYSD
Global Youth Service Day Goals
- youth to identify and address the needs of their communities;
- organizations to provide opportunities for youth engagement;
- media and policy makers to promote and raise awareness of young people as assets and resources to their communities.
- youth on a lifelong path of service and civic engagement;
- schools and organizations through training and technical assistance, grants, and resources that enable them to engage youth.
- community improvement through year-round engagement of youth as leaders and problem-solvers.
Other GYSD resources:
Want ideas for acting locally? Watch this YouTube from Northwest Ohio of GYSD 09: