For this year’s Youth Service Institute, YSA worked with our local hosts (YouthVille Detroit, the LEAGUE Michigan, and the Michigan Service Commission) to coordinate service projects around the city read more
The staff at Youth Service America (YSA) is working hard preparing for our annual Youth Service Institute. read more
Welcome to YSA's brand new, official AddService blog. This re-vamped space aims to connect readers with the service movement by focusing on the activities and passions we love the most.read more
Like everyone else, young people are concerned about the thousands of lives affected by the Haitian earthquake. You ask yourself what you can do but worry that disaster relief is expensive. It seems as if most of the aid needed is financial.
So what can a young person do to help out at a time like this? read more
Youth Service America and Scholastic are partnering to give away 10 STEM-related(science, technology, engineering, and math) books a month, every month leading up to Global Youth Service Day in April. How can you win one of these great books? Just follow @semesterservice on Twitter. read more
On Saturday, July 18, I had the opportunity to volunteer with a non-profit organization called Dreams for Kids. read more
I just got home last night from attending the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. NCVS was inspiring and very fascinating. Below are a few bits of knowledge that I brought back with me. read more
Yesterday, Steve Culbertson offered a great seminar on YSA's Semester of Service, a service-learning program that focuses on duration and intensity. Upon finishing, he opened it up to questions. read more
I haven't been at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service for even 24 hours and already I've heard several mentions about service being cool.
At the Service Nation luncheon, someone questioned, now that service is hip and trendy, how do we keep it that way?
First lady Michelle Obama even stated that service is now cool. read more
It’s almost time for Youth Service America to hit the road and go to San Francisco to take part in the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS), June 22-24 at the Moscone Center. read more