Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today is International Youth Day

"Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies." -- Kofi Annan


August 12th is International Youth Day, a time to bring awareness to the issues that affect youth, and to celebrate the contributions they make to our communities and our world. "Youth action, inclusion, and their full participation are key to developing today's world for the generations of today and tomorrow and central to a sustainable existence," asserts the United Nations. And Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse hopes that you'll take a moment today to look around at the youth in your lives and communities and find ways to support the change that their making in our world…and then tell us about them!


And we invite you to take a moment to look at our service-learning success stories and all of the amazing ways that Learn and Serve America grantees and others are using service-learning to make a real difference:




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