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News,  April 17, 2007

Youth Service Day Resources

"National and Global Youth Service Day will be held on April 20-22, 2007. It's not too late to get involved! Here are some tools.

National & Global Youth Service Day Materials
Find toolkits, tips for getting involved or getting something started locally, and curriculum guides online.

Leveling the Path to Participation: Volunteering and Civic Engagement among Youth from Disadvantaged Circumstances
Despite common stereotypes, a majority of young people volunteer in their communities. But there may be a 'class gap.' A new Corporation for National and Community Service study finds that low-income youth volunteer at a rate of 43 percent, compared to 59 percent for other youth. For all young people, volunteering brings benefits -- including a boost in their belief that they will graduate from college and make a difference. The report recommends ways to engage young people from disadvantaged communities using schools, faith-based groups, and youth corps."

URL: http://www.connectforkids.org/node/5306#LETTER.BLOCK9
Posted by wrivenburgh on April 17, 2007 | News
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