Category Archives: youth

GYSD To Do List: No Poverty. Zero Hunger. Decent Work.

There’s only one month to go until Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17)! Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped by more than half – from 1.9 billion in 1990, to 836 million in 2015 – too

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Protect Planet Earth on Global Youth Service Day

Is protecting the environment important to you? Five of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are related to environmental issues: SDG #7- Renewable Energy, #12- Responsible Consumption, #13- Climate Change, #14- Life Below Water, and #15- Life on Land. Needless to say, planet Earth needs our love and attention ASAP! Make it your GYSD project

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Learn the History and How you can Help!

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The presidential proclamation called upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. It is certainly a positive step that we have a month dedicated to bringing awareness to people living with developmental disabilities. However, disabled

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A healthier Colorado for Youth

What is Imagine Colorado? Imagine Colorado is a first-of-its kind statewide open innovation “ideas” challenge, presented by the Colorado Innovation Network and LiveWell Colorado, asking the question “How would you connect Colorado’s youth to a healthier lifestyle?” Imagine Colorado is an ideation challenge where we will reward the top ideas regardless of the submitter’s ability

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Please join Engage Denver for an informational meeting to connect Non-Profit Organizations and Small Businesses with the DPS Career Connect Program’s summer internships!

DPS interns will be placed for the summer based on their current career area of focus in school. Non-Profits are often organizations being run with lean resources and a summer intern can make a huge difference in this mutually exclusive beneficial program! These students will be able to assist with websites, financial updates and business

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Youth In The Civil Rights Movement, Learn About How Youth Contributed!

As we celebrate Black History Month, did you know that youth played an instrumental role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s? Read this blog about 10 times youth helped lead the the way to civil rights for all: http://www.gradnation.org/blog/youth-civil-rights-movement We’d add Barbara Rose Johns to this list. She led a student

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Apply to Serve as a GYSD Community Partner

Global Youth Service Day 2016 is just under 2 months away! YSA invites your organization to join the Global Youth Service Network and help lead Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) on April 15-17, 2016. Through the GYSD Community Partner Program, YSA will recognize your organization’s work to support both youth development and community development in

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