September 4, 2013 |
On the last Friday of their summer vacation, ten New York City teachers postponed their Labor Day weekend, instead to spend a full day learning and planning together. Like teachers in 45 other states across the country, these teachers face a very...
August 26, 2013 |
A reflection from Allan Harris, a four-year Semester of Service veteran, on how teachers can motivate their students throughout the school year, while staying motivated themselves.
How can you motivate students while staying motivated yourself...
August 19, 2013 |
By Alex Metzman, YSA Youth Council Member
It's back-to-school season—new textbooks, pencils and pens, notebooks, and clothes mark the beginning of the upcoming school year. After ...
August 15, 2013 |
By Amanda McDonald
It’s that time of year again! Kids are brushing the dust off their backpacks and getting ready to head back to school – but it’s not only the classroom ...
August 1, 2013 |
1. BETWEEN 20% AND 55% OF ALL YOUNG PEOPLE VOLUNTEER (DEPENDING ON WHO AND HOW YOU ASK).Depending on the specific age group asked as well as the specific the definition used, the average ...
July 11, 2013 |
Michael Minks, former Director of Outreach and Innovation, steps into fundraising role; Katherine Gerber promoted to Director of Outreach
Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2013)— YSA (Youth ...
July 5, 2013 |
The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) exists to promote, strengthen and celebrate the development of volunteering worldwide. IAVE members were particularly active on Global Youth Service Day 2013 with volunteer initiatives on...
July 1, 2013 |
Recently, YSA's CEO, Steve Culbertson, was invited to write for the Citizen IBM Blog. Steve wrote about how YSA's partnership with IBM has allowed YSA to multiply its efforts, create new networks and empower young people to change the world....
June 19, 2013 |
Last year, Karen Trout’s class at Chicago Westside Christian School in Chicago, IL was awarded a STEMester of Service Grant to start a STEM-based Semester of Service in her classroom.
June 10, 2013 |
Widely misunderstood, underfunded, and not yet fully implemented, the Common Core State Standards now appear to be in a fight for their life.