Kids volunteer for Global Youth Service Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2013
Contact: Julia Gustafson (406) 444-9077

 

Kids volunteer for Global Youth Service Day
April 26-28, 2013

HELENA, MT- Youth across Montana will serve their communities this weekend as part of Global Youth Service Day, the largest and longest running service event in the world, and the only major service event dedicated to youth. Through support from the Governor’s Office of Community Service and YSA, more than 600 Montana youth will join millions of others around the globe in celebrating Global Youth Service Day (GYSD).

The public is encouraged to volunteer with the children and youth in their community. Projects include camp repairs, community garden workdays, park clean-up and painting endeavors, recycling events, and artistic activities.

For a list of Global Youth Service Day projects in Montana, visit serve.mt.gov. To view the official Global Youth Service Day map visit www.gysd.org.

Global Youth Service Day projects are supported by a variety of organizations that involve youth, including the Boy Scouts, community gardens, AmeriCorps programs, 4-H clubs, Boys and Girls clubs, afterschool programs, United Ways, Little League clubs, the YMCA, and community nonprofits.

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning. Now in its 25th year, GYSD is celebrated in more than 100 countries.

The Governor’s Office of Community Service was selected to serve as a Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency by YSA (Youth Service America), the founder and chief convener of GYSD. In total, an estimated 630 young people in Montana will participate in Global Youth Service Day activities. State Farm is the presenting sponsor of Global Youth Service Day in the United States.

The Governor’s Office of Community Service expands and promotes national service and volunteerism in Montana and engages citizens in service and emergency preparedness.

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Julia Gustafson
Communications Manager
Governor’s Office of Community Service
Phone: (406) 444-9077
Email: jgustafson@mt.gov

 

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