Resources for Days of Service: Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Global Youth Service Day
Looking for a win, win, win situation? How about a day of service?
Two celebrated days of service are approaching, and there are resources to help increase the meaning of the engagement.
January 16th marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Although there are not many days left to plan an action:
1) I encourage you to register your planned action so that others will know of and perhaps assist your group. Registered actions are searchable by zip code;
2) Check out the weekly Nation Service Briefing’s special update on MLK Day.
Some groups use MLK Day as a kick-off for a service effort, and then celebrate the culmination of the effort on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), which is April 20-22 in 2012. Here is one group using that approach.
GYSD, coordinated by Youth Service America, is massive. Quoting the YSA web site, “On Global Youth Service Day 2011, over 550,000 young people strengthened their communities through more than 3,500 service or service-learning projects reported to YSA in 102 countries on 6 continents.” See what I mean? A very big deal.
Not yet planning something for GYSD? It is not too late.