Start planning now! National Oratorical Scholarship sponsored by the American Legion

American LegionTo qualify for this college scholarship, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident under 20 years of age, must be attending high school or junior high, and must compete in the American Legion oratorical contest at the national level.

The award must be used at a college or university in the U.S. for actual school costs, including tuition, room and board, fees, and books.

  • Application Deadline: 12/01/2013
  • Maximum Award: $19,000
  • Minimum Award: $1,500

For more information, visit the American Legion Education and Scholarships Program at

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Mark your calendars! International Youth Day is August 12

globeInternational Youth Day is commemorated every year on August 12. The United Nations Focal Point on Youth selects a theme for the day with input from youth organizations and members of the UN Inter-Agency Network in Youth development and organizes a commemoration of the Day at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Youth around the world are encouraged to organize activities that raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country and highlight organizations, programs, and policies that support youth leadership.

Plan a service project, an event to raise awareness about your organization, or host a membership drive for

Celebrate International Youth Day!

YSA invites you to join us in celebrating International Youth Day 2012!  On this International Youth Day, YSA recognizes the thousands of young people who led 2012 Global Youth Service Day projects in 107 countries, our 2012 GYSD Regional Partners & Country Partners, and our partnership with Disney.

In 2012, YSA’s partnership with Disney expanded to reach more young people than ever before and for the first time, YSA ran the Disney Friends for Change Grants program in three languages–English, Spanish and Portuguese. The diversity of projects mirror the diversity of cultures and youth interests around the word, …