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Youth Service

Serve to Learn, Serve to Remember

Steven Culbertson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

How do we sustain the "never forget" mantra and keep 9/11 from becoming just another asterisk on the calendar, such as Pearl Harbor Day is for most Americans?

"It's Ripple Time."

Daniel Horgan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

Kids love superheroes. Whether it's the kind they read about in comic books or watch on the big screen, the action figures that they play with or the ...

Serve, Inspire, Change

Angela Zhou | Posted 10.09.2013 | Teen
Angela Zhou

It would be an understatement to simply say that I was impacted by the experiences I made during my trip. Though I was ready to serve, inspire, and change others, I found myself being served, inspired, and changed by the people I met.

WATCH: Former Obama Cabinet Member Shares Youth Job Tips

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

Melody Barnes revealed some new ideas about the youth unemployment problem at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Barnes, who served as President Obama's for...

During National Volunteer Week, 'Look For The Helpers'

Michelle Nunn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Last week, as so many of us tried to make sense of the terrible events in Boston, this message from the beloved children's television host Fred Rogers...

Be the Change You Wish To See in the World

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 04.06.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

We're told from a young age that it's important to know how much our opinions matter. But when we try to speak up about our own education, we're constantly shot down.

Sparking Compassion and Inspiring Service in Our Youth

Toan Lam | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

I believe kids are naturally in tune with kindness, giving and service. Wouldn't it be great if we adults paused right this minute and channel our inner-child and do one kind thing for another person?

Act Upon a Feeling

Susannah Meyer | Posted 09.01.2012 | Teen
Susannah Meyer

Never use the excuse that something is just impossible. Take every task on thinking you'll succeed, and chances are, you will.

A Long Overdue 'Thank You' to Youth Service America

Grace Li | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Grace Li

Passion is what lets 15-year-olds walk up to a podium and speak of inspiration, hope, possibilities of changing the world and starting a revolution.

Summer in November -- Can a Summer of Service Battle Summer Slide?

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shirley Sagawa

The establishment of a "Summer of Service" rite for young Americans of all backgrounds could help them find a sense of purpose at a pivotal age, hone their civic engagement skills, and expose them to role models in the community.

Could the School Science Fair Offer a Model to Repair our Democracy?

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shirley Sagawa

How do we make service-learning a universal experience? And here is where I've come out: use the school science fair as a model.

'Soul of a Citizen,' Volunteers Can't Solve Our Problems: For Every House Habitat Builds, 100s More Are Homeless

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Through Global Youth Service Day, millions of young women and men got involved in their communities last week, often taking their first steps into liv...

Young People Bring New Solutions to Childhood Obesity Issue

Steven Culbertson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

As the legislative battle over health care reform continues, politicians, health insurance representatives, employers, bus drivers, and teachers debate daily about how this proposed legislation will affect them today. Yet while we "old folks" argue, young people are proactively working to reduce future health care costs by addressing childhood obesity through service-learning.