Archive for April, 2015

‘Best Prom Ever’ — Sparta Special Ed students plan big dance for teens, adults with disabilities

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SPARTA, Mich. — Since 2004, Renne Wyman’s special education students at Sparta High School have taken on a unique class project. Dubbed the “Best Prom Ever”, the class takes on every last detail of organizing and planning a prom for teens and adults with disabilities. “There’s a lot of people who really enjoy it,” said […]

Climate Education Tool Kit

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The Youth Service America Climate Education Week Toolkit is a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with everything you need. The Toolkit includes a week’s worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests for K-12 students that meet Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core. Each day covers a different theme related to climate change with two highlighted activities […]

Good Neighbor Innovation School Grants

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Deadline: May 8 YSA and State Farm are looking for administrators who want to create a culture of meaningful learning through service in their school. We will select 20 K-12 public schools to be recognized as Good Neighbor Innovation Schools. Each selected school will receive a $5,000 grant to support their efforts to authentically engage […]

April is National Garden Month

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National Garden Month is a time to spread the word about the importance of garden-based education in our communities. We all want our children to be healthy. Let’s teach them where healthful food comes from. Most importantly, let’s teach them HOW to grow this food themselves – empowering them to be stewards of the environment […]

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Unite to Highlight Youth-Focused Nonprofits During Cheek To Cheek Tour

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Born This Way Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts to highlight exceptional non-profit organizations at several of the upcoming stops for Tony and Lady Gaga’s Cheek To Cheek tour. They need your help finding innovative, youth focused non-profits to highlight and invite you to submit an application or share the news with […]

Report Your Impact from Global Youth Service Day

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Help us tell the collective story of youth changing the world on GYSD by reporting your impact. Everyone who submits an impact report by Monday, May 11 will be entered in a random drawing for one of two $50 cash gift cards.  Your story starts today!