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Title: Global Youth Service Day Project


Summary

Teachers and students around the world engage in small community development initiatives aiming to celebrate Global Youth Service Day, an initiative coordinated by Youth Service America. 


Description

The project aims to support a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, the project will help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues.The Global Youth Service Project will help teachers and students partner with local, state, national, and international organizations committed to engaging children and youth as leaders through volunteering, community service, service-learning, national service, and voting/civic engagement.


Facilitators

  • Daniela Munca, Moldova

Languages

Russian, Romanian, English

Student Age Levels

12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary), Post-Secondary

Dates

January - May

Possible classroom activities

January: Register to participate in the project. Learn about Global Youth Service Day initiative. 

February: Partner up with international partners. Introduce students to their peers via iEARN Youth Forums.

March: Choose your Youth Service Day theme and activity. Plan a local initiative. Exchange ideas with international partners. Invite the local media. Integrate the project in your curriculum. 

April: Implement a local community development project. Document the event. Report on the event. 

May: Reflect on your project. Post project impressions on the iEARN Youth Forums. Publish video reports in the iEARN project gallery. 

Teachers work in international teams to plan together the implementation of the Global Youth Service Day initiative via iEARN Teacher Forums.

Participants exchange ideas and suggestions regarding the community development initiatives and learn from more experienced educators who have already celebrated Global Youth Service Day in their local communities.

Students connect to their peers via iEARN Youth Forums. They post photo introductions, create digital posters and collect materials for the final video report. 


Expected outcomes

Students created digital posters and video reports to reflect on the impact of the celebration of Global Youth Service Day.


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

The project will teach children and youth about the importance of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. Young participants will find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. Volunteering, community service, service-learning, national service, and voting/civic engagement will empower participants to improve the life in their communities. 

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels


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