Friday, April 15, 2016

Global Youth Service Days: Share your Volunteer Story

Global Youth Service Day : Youth Active in the Community

  • Collecting data on GYSD projects to measure impact!
    • Number of youth engaged
  • Evening of the Arts:  4 youth 52 volunteers total

  • Service-T-shirt Day: Tell your volunteer story:  80/300.  We discovered that students have worked all around the world and the United States as well as for many non-profits in OKC.
Infant Crisis Services Volunteers:  Feeding and clothing infants and toddlers in OKC

OKC Children's Theater Volunteer: Advocating the Arts in OKC

Project Cure Volunteer- Delivers needed medical supplies in needy countries

Casady Walk-A-Thon Volunteer: Proceeds benefiting the Children's Hospital Foundation

Former School  Volunteer;  Fundraiser for school needs

Empty Bowls , End Hunger Project Volunteer in Detroit, Michigan

  • Roots of Service and Service T-shirts Quilt: Share your roots and fruits of service in a quilt patch: 10

  • Students Rebuild Healing Classroom Challenge @ Boys and Girls Club:  by Gabrielle M.and Mallory W. 100 teens from September to May. 2 teens and 20 children on Global Youth Service Day, April 15.  $100 donation= 50 pinwheels
Take a virtual field trip to Lebanon to meet Syrian students you’ve supported by making pinwheels for the Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms Challenge!

This live webcast features Syrian students and educators who are part of the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Healing Classrooms program. They’ll be meeting with American students who have participated in the Healing Classrooms Challenge. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, an Emmy-nominated journalist and Correspondent/Producer for VICE on HBO, will moderate the conversation. RSVP now to watch and join the conversation and by sending questions in real time via the Chat feature.

The Healing Classrooms Challenge is a partnership of the Bezos Family Foundation, the IRC and Global Nomads Group (GNG). Through the Challenge, the Bezos Family Foundation is  matching your pinwheels with up to $400K in funding to support the IRC’s Healing Classrooms program. The program helps provide secure and nurturing learning environments to Syrian youth who now live in Lebanon and Iraq.  

Prepare for the webcast with our free, virtual reality curriculum produced by GNG, available at

Students Rebuild inspires young people worldwide to connect, learn and take collective action on critical global issues. Learn more at

Learn more about our partners GNG at and the IRC at


Live from Lebanon: SR Healing Classrooms Challenge Webcast
Thu, April 21, 8:00 AM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free
Are you going to watch?
Invite more

  • Volunteering @ Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma: TBR by Paxton B. 

  • Homeless Alliance, Perfect Pair Drive: Visit to Homeless Alliance- CEO of Homeless Alliance Chapel speaker on Monday, April 18, 2016  10 teens
    • Number of hours served
  • To Be Determine
    • Number of people benefited/helped by the project
  • To Be Determine


 "A picture is worth a thousand words..." Make your pictures count by following the general tips:

Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park take the Students Rebuild Challenge.  They made 60 pinwheels
under the facilitation of sophomore Cyclones Mallory W. and Gabrielle M.  Pinwheels for Syrian Refugees
were mailed on April 30, 2016

  • In the description/caption, include a short story about your project in 3-5 sentences that answers the following questions:

  • Who are you? (Why do you care about this project/issue?)
  • What's the problem you're trying to solve? (What's the goal of your project?)
  • What is your solution? (What are you actually doing during your project?)
  • What's the impact? (What's different / changed because of your project?)
Consider using the new mobile app Vidoozi. Vidoozi lets you easily produce and share high quality videos using your own pictures and video clips - without complicated editing software. The Vidoozi app is free and available for download in the App Store. Don't forget to include 'GYSD' in your video title so others can view your GYSD story!

Tag your social media posts with #GYSD and don't forget to follow YSA's accounts to stay in on the GYSD action- your posts and photos could be featured in the live social media stream on this weekend! Check the website for updates and to see how others are celebrating GYSD around the world. 
Good luck, and happy Global Youth Service Day 2016!