Are You a Passionate Youth Leader Committed to Service?
Then this post is for you!
generationOn is looking for young people between the ages of 13-18 who are interested in partnering with other youth from around the country who are passionate about making a difference. Council members will be required to demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism, philanthropy and generationOn’s mission, which is “to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.” Members will also be encouraged to represent generationOn at conferences and special events.
Students interested in applying should be enrolled in middle or high school (6th – 11th grade), live in the United States and be available to travel March 18-22 (all expenses paid). Community, youth, and faith-based organizations and educators are invited to encourage youth who are interested in applying to fill out an online application which can be found at www.generationon.org/global/
big-happenings/youth-advisory- council. The 2011 Youth Advisory Council members will be announced in late February, 2011.
generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. As the new youth division of Points of Light Institute, its mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service. generationOn has brought the nation’s leading youth service organizations and programs under one umbrella including New York-based Children for Children, The League, Learning to Give, Points of Light’s KidsCare Clubs, HandsOn Schools and HandsOn Network’s youth-driven programs. By partnering with teachers, parents, schools, community organizations and businesses, generationOn gives kids the opportunity to see firsthand the issues in their communities and the tools and resources they need to respond and become part of the solution.
About Points of Light Institute
Points of Light Institute inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. The Institute has a global focus to redefine volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century, putting people at the center of community problem solving. Points of Light Institute operates three dynamic business units that share the mission: HandsOn Network, MissionFish and the Civic Incubator, which includes generationOn and AmeriCorps Alums.