These guides, activities, and stories spark youth service and action for a better world.
Ignite meaningful action with "Service Sparks" youth projects! These service project guides spark action, empathy, change, passion .... The guides spark ideas for individuals or groups of young people of all ages to make a difference with their time and talent. Each project guide includes background and step-by-step instructions.
This toolkit inspires youth to notice and speak up about accessibility and inclusion. Ensuring that all people feel included, supported, and seen is the work of building a community. Youth of all abilities may serve as culturally competent peers and ambassadors for their peers who are marginalized or misunderstood. The resources included here are great for adult- or youth-led groups.
This guide for service-learning provides a structure for young people to initiate and lead projects that make a difference - to youth and your community. Service-learning cultivates a caring community and prepares young people for responsible civic engagement, as well as college and career. The skills, practices, and reflection help us build a more generous, connected civil society.
Four Types of Service
This guide helps youth explore ways to take action beyond the fundraiser or canned food drive. It is helpful to be aware that service may take four basic forms: Youth action may be direct, indirect, advocacy, research, or a combination of these.
Stories of Service
Read about the creative ways youth around the country have used their time, talent, and treasure to make a real difference.