generationOn will be the largest youth service action organization in the country. This is the time to learn about the opportunities generationOn will provide for children to get involved with service and volunteerism.
In celebration of Kids Care Week (October 17-23), which culminates on National Make A Difference Day , hundreds of students and youth leaders in Washington, D.C. will join the generationOn youth service movement and help mobilize young people everywhere to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.
On Saturday, October 23 from 9:30-12:30, at the Points of Light Extra Mile Volunteer Pathway in Washington, D.C., youth leaders will walk the mile-long path to represent their commitment to service and take part in a visual service learning activity focused on the great works of American volunteer pioneers.
Recent research has identified the positive effects of service-learning for children and teens, particularly in addressing high-school dropout rates and lack of civic engagement.
* In a survey of high school dropouts, 81 percent reported that opportunities for real-world learning, like the volunteer opportunities provided by service learning, would make their classroom experience more relevant.
* Service learning has been shown to increase attendance, build stronger relationships between teachers and students, improve academic performance and motivate students to achieve as they see the results of their hard work have a positive impact on others.