April 29-May 1, 2022
Global Youth Service Day, a campaign of YSA (Youth Service America), an international leader in the youth service movement, mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and is celebrated each year in over 100 countries.
It is only day of service dedicated to children and youth volunteers working together - and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors - to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.
2021 GYSD Recap
The Volunteer Center's Youth Council partnered with Kellyn Foundation focusing on sustainable food access and working in school gardens across the Lehigh Valley during the month of April.
Why School Gardens
School gardens provide students a hands-on look at how food is grown and the true financial and nutritional value of real food. Working in a garden is an experiential activity engaging students in math and science while independently exploring nature. The long-term benefits of school gardening support health and wellness, encouraging students to choose nutritious foods.
“Adopt a School Garden”
Kellyn Foundation (Kellyn) educates elementary school students about healthy lifestyles within our “Garden as a Classroom” initiatives. The Youth Council will be working to “Adopt a School Garden”, assisting Kellyn in the maintenance required to have a healthy beautiful garden at local schools.
If you would like to get involved with a youth volunteer project you can check out our volunteer opportunites page.
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