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Volunteer with Seniors

Did you know that more than 12% of the world's population is senior citizens? By 2050, that number is expected to grow to 21%!

With the growing numbers of the senior citizens, it is important to remember that seniors are the key to our past and have paved the way for our future. We recognize how much they have done for us in their lifetime - now let's take some time to do something for them in return!

This is a guest blog post by generationOn Youth Advisory Council member Olivia R. Russo-Hood as part of the Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign. She is the founder of Save the Earth Projects (S.T.E.P.). Her organization leads and participates in programs that are focused on using local resources responsibly, raising awareness about social issues nationally, and whenever possible, giving back globally.

 

 

Waterfall

On April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day. Join generationOn on this day and for the entirety of April as we focus on the environment and shine a spotlight on the importance of water.

We rely on clean water to survive and right now we are heading towards a water crisis. Changing climate patterns are drying up lakes and rivers, and other sources of water are being overused or tainted with pollution.

Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) led an exemplary life of service dedicated to fighting for the civil rights of migrant workers through peaceful activism. His achievements have been celebrated with Cesar Chavez Day, a national day of service held on March 31st.

Recipe for Fighting Hunger

This is a guest blog post from our Youth Advisory Council Member, Will Lourcey.

What can a kid do to fight hunger? That was a question I asked myself when I was 7 years old. I saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: 'NEED A MEAL'.  It made me realize that I needed to do something about it. But what could I do? I was only 7 years old.

Make Your Mark on Hunger

In 2016, the Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign has some ambitious goals--we're hoping to engage 30,000 kids and teens in service, while also achieving the following:

In her new book, Tomorrow's Change Makers, Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell reveals eight core abilities that young people gain from volunteering and service. We interviewed the author to find out more about her research and why she believes service is at the heart of positive youth development

literacy

The world is facing a crisis with 775 million people in the world struggling to reach basic literacy. We are arming the next generation with this essential skill through an army of passionate youth!

1 in 5 people across the globe struggle without any literacy skills, and many more have only a basic level of reading and writing. At a time when technology has endowed us with so much easily accessible information, how are we falling behind in literacy?

generationOn celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with 21 dynamic teen leaders at a Youth Summit sponsored by Disney on January 18th, 2016. While participating teens hailed from all five boroughs, all were members of generationOn Service Clubs at their respective schools.

We're already one month into the New Year! Where does the time go?

Start the New Year off right by planning your spring and summer service projects! generationOn has lots to offer in 2016, below are some of the highlights. Happy planning!

Make Your Mark on Hunger Grants, CLOSED!

Grants are now closed, but make sure to join us to Make Your Mark on Hunger this coming March and April. 

MLK Jr.

January is the month for activism and change. People are struggling to keep New Year's Resolutions and mindfully reflect on how they can help the world become a better place. That's why it's the perfect month to take action on Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of equality.

Family Volunteer Day

We're still calculating the total impact of Family Volunteer Day (you can just hear the do-gooder calculator clacking away). 

But to hold you over, we're going to tell you how 13 families spent their day.

No More Hurting People

The world is hurting. From the Paris attacks to the most recent incident in San Bernardino, CA. It's so easy to forget that there are people all over the world fighting back with kindness; there are people fighting back with #NoMoreHurtingPeople.

Homelessness

December is finally here! That means that we can now indulge in lots of sweet treats, hot beverages, and take part in our holiday season traditions. It also means traveling to see our loved ones, or receiving them in our homes to create unforgettable memories.

Max Page Joy Maker

Here come the holidays, and the glittering, vibrant cheer they bring. But the holidays are not just about families feeling joyful and exchanging gifts. They're about sharing and caring for others, who are less fortunate, too. Because while many lucky children and their relatives think of the holidays as a warm, happy time, countless others all around are instead struggling to cope with illness, hospitalization, loneliness, poverty, homelessness, hunger or other serious difficulties.

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