Youth, communities, and democracy thrive when we all work together for the common good. Even though youth participation rates are at or near record-high levels, we’re still leaving 3 of every 4 young people out of actively working together for the common good. Participation rates are even lower among youth from underserved low-income and minority communities. Youth Service America’s work is focused on increasing youth participation rates in volunteering and service, voting and civic engagement.
Create your own youth service conference by choosing from the following on-demand sessions and then join YSA staff for a live Q&A consultation session on Tuesday,July 14, 2020 at 2:00PM.
Topic 1: Semester of Service – www.YSA.org/semester
The free Semester of Service online course will enable educators and youth development staff to guide students in project development from creation to completion using the IPARD/C service-learning process, engaging them in a semester-long activity that is directly linked to 21st Century Skills
Online Training (50 minutes): https://ispri.ng/ND2k6
Toolkit PDF Download: https://ispri.ng/L1yg5
Topic 2: Engaging Elected Officials – www.YSA.org/vote
Voting is important but isn’t the only way to make your voice heard during elections. Your elected representatives still work for you, even if you can’t vote for them. Get ideas for how you can register, educate, and get out the vote; advocate for progress on the issues you care about; and increase youth voice and leadership in public decision-making between now and Election Day as part of YSA’s ServiceVote 2020 campaign.
Topic 3: Youth Service During Coronavirus- http://www.YSA.org/covid
Volunteering and service are more important during a crisis than ever. Let’s all do our part to contribute to the common good, so that when this crisis is over, we’re proud of how we came together to help our communities to respond, recover, and thrive.