|June 8, 2017 | Volume 24, No. 22|
Summer Service Ideas
Summer months bring long days, warm weather, school vacations - and great opportunities for kids to volunteer and families, camps, and youth groups to serve together. Here are some suggestions for a successful service experience:
- Start with things you love to do.
- Consider issues you care about.
- Combine passions + issues for the biggest impact.
- Casady Service Learning will encourage, support, and help your learning and growing through service during the summer.
When you're ready to plan your summer, you can find 20 summer service ideas at www.YSA.org/summer
| 9/11 Day of Service Impact School Grants |Deadline: June 26
Grants of up to $1,500 are available to schools participating in YSA's Global Schools of Service program in the United States that use YSA's programs to authentically and meaningfully engage students on national days of service (9/11 Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day) and help them learn, lead, and achieve. YSA, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, will select 50 K-12 public schools to receive a grant to support engaging students in a schoolwide service project(s) on 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (Monday, September 11th, 2017).
Deadline: September 30
Youth, ages 5-18, who volunteer to make their communities healthier, greener, and stronger can apply for a $500 Disney Summer of Service grant to create a project or expand their impact throughout the rest of the year. 250 youth-led service projects will be selected and $500 grants will be awarded to each winner's sponsoring organization this fall. Youth who are interested should visit YSA.org/BeInspired to tell their volunteer story, get inspiration and planning resources, and apply for a grant.
"We are meant for more
Pull the handle on the door
that opens up to change
I know it sounds so strange
We are meant for more
There's a lock upon the door,
but we hold the key to change."