Youth Action

Youth Action

These guides, activities, and stories spark youth service and action for a better world.

Addressing Community Issues and Needs

These toolkits help youth dive deeply into and take action on specific issues they care about or have identified as areas of need in their community. Each toolkit includes background on the featured issue, community connections, project ideas, and planning guides.


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Service Sparks

Ignite meaningful action with "Service Sparks" youth projects! These service project guides spark action, empathy, change, passion .... The guides help 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. These are simply sparks to get young people started. The best projects follow their own interests, research, and connections to community.


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Four Types of Service

This guide helps youth explore ways to take action beyond the fundraiser or canned food drive. There are so many ways to take action when you care about making a difference. It may be helpful to think of service through four basic categories: direct, indirect, advocacy, research.


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Service-Learning 101

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. 


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