I have a challenge for all of you young people out there: I challenge you to take a good close look at your community and find some way to make an impact, either locally, globally, or both!
It could be as simple and local as planting a flower garden in old Mrs. Smith’s backyard or as large and global as organizing a bake sale at a local church to raise funds for the victims of the New Zealand earthquake. I guarantee whatever helpful idea you come up with will be much appreciated and it will give you that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from the completion of a good deed.
If you need help brainstorming ideas or want to get the word out about
your project, I suggest checking out the Youth Service America website.
Youth Service America (YSA) is on the lookout for young people involved
in Global Youth Service Day who would be willing to write about their
projects for YSA’s ADDService blog. Volunteer bloggers are asked to
write at least three blog posts–two beforehand, and one after Global
Youth Service Day, which is April 15-17.
Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event on Earth and the
only day of service dedicated to children and youth. Each year the
event is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world. I salute
all who participate and look forward to reading about your projects.
Becky for My Wonderful World
Photo courtesy of My Shot Your Shot, Lea Bohlen