Global Youth Service Day Weekend of Service hosted by UAU SYEP

We would love for the I.S. 24 community to be a part of this exciting initiative. Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world that celebrates and builds the capacity of youth ages 5 to 25 to help our communities and democracy thrive by working together for the common good. During the Weekend of Service, youth and young adults will be given the opportunity to participate in service projects benefiting and supporting causes about which they are passionate. Youth will have the opportunity to participate in a service project addressing one or more causes, gain first first-hand knowledge and experience about the ways in which they can get involved and give back to their communities, and foster greater empathy and civic engagement within themselves.

This event will be a wonderful opportunity for youth to engage with the issues facing members of their communities and we are pleased to invite your participation. Please see the attached flyer for the volunteer and service opportunities we are offering. Here is an overview of issues/causes and our affiliated partners:

 

 

Issue/Cause

Agency/Partner

Virtual/In-person

Animal Welfare

Animal Care Centers NYC

Virtual

Two separate sessions for younger youth (ages 5 to 13) and older youth (ages 14+)

Disability Justice

Person Centered Care Services

Two opportunities

1. Virtual training

2. In-person volunteering

Environment/Conservation

FreshKills Park Alliance 

In-person

Environment/Conservation

Natural Resources Protective Association

In-person

Elderly

Cloves Lakes Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Virtual

Hunger/Food Insecurity

CHASI Food Pantry

In-person

Hunger/Food Insecurity

Hunger Free America

Virtual event

Two separate sessions for younger youth (ages 5 to 13) and older youth (ages 14+)

Health & Wellness

Vibrant Emotional Health

Virtual

Two separate sessions for younger youth (ages 5 to 13) and older youth (ages 14+)

Immigrant Rights

La Colmena

Virtual

Substance Abuse

TYSA - SIPCW

Virtual

Violence

True 2 Life - Central Family Life Center

In-person

 

If you are interested in supporting UAU and participating in this exciting Weekend of Service, please register here: https://bit.ly/UAUGYSD2021. Also, please feel free to email Stacy Shapiro with any ideas, questions, or concerns you may have. She can be reached by phone at (646)-494-2946 or email at SShapiro@unitedactivities.org.

 Thank you for your time and consideration; it is greatly appreciated.