Attention Students: Make it a Summer of Service and receive a President’s Volunteer Service Award!

President's Volunteer Service AwardsAs a Certifying Organization of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, Youth Service America awards the PVSA to those who meet or exceed the award criteria. Established in 2003, the PVSA is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months.


To qualify for the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to Youth Service America, and we will verify the service and award the PVSA. Volunteer service hours are not limited to …

Mark your calendars! International Youth Day is August 12

Youth Day LogoInternational Youth Day is commemorated every year on August 12. 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.

Youth are encouraged to use the day to plan a service project, an event to raise awareness about your organization, or a membership drive for the new school and program year about to start! Learn more about International Youth Day here.

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Summer is the perfect opportunity to explore The Arts at Back to Basics in Wilmington, Delaware!

LOGO_medium (1)According to author Hannah Hudson in her article, How Art Class Can Benefit the Brain in a Big Way, “In recent years, as testing pressures have increased and a greater emphasis has been placed on core curriculum like reading and math, there’s been a sideline conversation about the role of the arts in K–12 education and their overall value in preparing students for the future.”

And in fact, many schools across the country have seen their arts programs trimmed or disappear altogether! But, is this the right decision?

Erroneously considered an “extra” in education, The Arts are actually a …