Thursday, March 24, 2016

National Volunteer Week-Global Youth Service Day(s)

April 10-16, 2016
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

 Cyclone Volunteers for your time, talents & compassion

The Casady Service-Learning Program in collaboration with the Casady YAC (Youth Active in the Community) will have celebrations and service experiences for Global Youth Service Days (Friday-Sunday)

What?       National Volunteer Week  April 11-16, 2016
Who?        Casady Upper Division Volunteers
Why?        Thank you to Volunteers because YOU ROCK!

When and Where?

Monday, April 11: Chapel & Harper 
President Volunteer Service Awards 
Mr. Josh Bottomly, Speaker. YAC facilitates the Awards Ceremony 
Awardees receive medals at Chapel and pick-up certificate, letter from President Obama, and a sweet doughnut at Harper.

Tuesday, April 12:  Harper, Activities, YAC Celebration
Tea Time with Service-Learning & YAC
Enjoy this English tradition by Sage as YAC showcases " A Service Year."

Wednesday, April 13: Harper, Activities, 5th Period, Double
Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms: Pinwheels for Syrian Refugees
Help YAC raise funds and awareness.  Get a surprise thank you.


Thursday, April 14: Harper, Activities, 5th Period, Double
Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms: Pinwheels for Syrian Refugees
Help YAC raise funds and awareness.  Get a surprise thank you.

YAC volunteers at Evening of the Arts



Global Youth Service Days:  Friday, April 15-Sunday April 17
Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service.  GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.
GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people working together–and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and  adult mentors– to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.
The goals of Global Youth Service Day

Scale: Engage millions of young people, ages 5-25, especially those not usually asked to serve, in an early step on a life-long path of service and civic engagement.
Visibility: Recognize, celebrate and raise public awareness of the year-round contributions of young people, youth service programs, and partner organizations, especially among the media and public officials.
Impact: Have a positive impact on young people and on communities through meaningful, youth-led projects that meet community needs in the areas of health, education, human service, human rights, and the environment. Projects reflect YSA’s four key strategies that create change: awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropy.

Friday, April 15: Boys and Girls Club, 4:00-7:00
Serve at Boys and Girls Club

4:00-5:00   Tutor children with math and reading 1/1 Ratio
5:00-6:00   Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms Challenge: Pinwheel making with assigned groups. 2/20 ratio
6:00-7:00  Mentor children with your personal talent.  Volunteer decides ratio
Dance, play sports, play a musical instrument, read volunteer books



Saturday, April 16: Location TBA (International House at UCO or elderly facility)
Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms: Pinwheels for Syrian Refugees
Help YAC raise funds and awareness. 
Times: TBA



Sunday, April 17: Serve with your family, friends, place of worship 
Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms: Pinwheels for Syrian Refugees
Help YAC raise funds and awareness. 


The Freshman YAC team "Hands on Peace" will mail the last group of Pinwheels to the Bezos Foundation on Tuesday, April 19, 2016


SAVE THE DATE
Live Webcast with Children Receiving the Pinwheels, April 21

YAC Earth Day Celebration:  Saturday, April 23, 9:00 am Calvert

YAC Strategic Planning for School Year 2016-2015 
Saturday, April 30, 9:00-noon. Lunch by Grand House

YAC Celebration Banquet and Senior Send OFF 
Tuesday, May 9, 2016, 7:30-9:30 @ Grand House