You Can Make a Difference
Helping others is not only a great way to have a positive affect on those around you but, it can also bring an incredible sense of purpose and joy to your life. Get involved. Give it a try. You might be surprised!
Top Ten Reasons to Get Involved
Twenty Ways for Teenagers to
Help Other People by Volunteering
Youth Volunteer Network
To work with local leaders in fund-raisers, call American Charities1-800-458-9505
Get involved in an international movement to protect human rights. Amnesty International
Team in Training — Get in shape and help others!
Volunteering that will develop leadership skills
YMCA – ask about Black Achievers, Youth Achievement and Youth Leadership programs, 1-888-333-9622
United Way – help you community:
Start something on your own and make a difference
Here are some examples.
Hoops for Hope — www.hoopsofhope.org
Alex’s Lemonade Stand — www.alexslemonade.org
Challenge Day – http://www.challengeday.org
The Challenge Day mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression.
City Year – http://www.cityyear.org
Key Club International
Key Club is the world’s largest high school service organization. Unlimited opportunities and experiences with leadership and serving your homes, schools and communities.
Youth Volunteer Corps of America – www.yvca.org
Campus Crusade for Christ International – www.ccci.org
Big Brothers / Big Sisters – Be a Mentor / Find a Mentor
Lions Club International – www.lionsclubs.org
People coming together to help their communities
If you're under 18 check out Leo Clubs
Boys & Girls Club of America
Join or become a volunteer – www.bgca.org
Key Leader is a weekend retreat program for high school students. It is based on Service Leadership and the tenants of community, respect, excellence, integrity and growth. It challenges you to look inside yourself, decide what you are really made of and to grow as a person in just 2 days. Check out the web site for events close to you:
Mission Year - Mission Year is a year long urban ministry program focused on Christian service and discipleship. They take teams of people, place them in an area of need, and help them to serve people and create community.