April 14, 2011
Millions of Youth Unite in Global Weekend of Service
Don’t believe me? Just check out some of our GoInspireGo (GIG) stories about the inspiring youth of America like Lily Gordon, a teenager who is working on beating hunger in Tanzania, or Phoebe Russell who enabled the San Francisco Food Bank to give out more than 140,000 meals, or the band students from San Jose, CA who were inspired by this GIG video to orchestrate a winter concert to help Reverend Lemaire Alerte, Reverend of the Haitian Evangelical Church in Jersey City, N.J., accomplish his dream of building a school in Haiti.
The folks at Youth Service of America (YSA), the world’s largest and longest-running youth service campaign, share the sentiment -- kids have the power to make a difference today.
This weekend, from April 15 – 17, millions of youth around the world, spanning 100 countries and six continents, will join YSA to celebrate Global Youth Service Day. Witness the wonderful work and service of children and communities working in unison to solve the world’s problems. From elementary school students' flash mobs in Turkey highlighting the world’s water woes to Georgian kids building playgrounds to enrich local families and communities, I invite you to inspire the youth in your life to take action and be the change. Encourage them to participate in Global Youth Service Day.
As adults, I believe it is our filial duty to give back, inspire and challenge our youth to do better for themselves and others.
One of my favorite quotes is from Desmond Tutu, Angelican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa: “The ocean is made up of individual drops of water.”
We are each a single drop of water moving together to create waves, to create change. My question to you is: Where do you see yourself (and the youth in your life) in the sea of change?
What can YOU do?
Posted by Go Inspire Go... at 4/14/2011 10:10:00 PM