Program Overview

How it Works

Membership

GenerationOn Kids Care Clubs are inclusive and are open to elementary aged kids, ages 5-10. Clubs can be started by an adult facilitator, who provides information, supervision and leadership.

Clubs may choose to have core members who work together on a variety of projects and/or a more flexible membership in which participants may choose to engage in particular projects or events.

Clubs vary in size from a few members to over 50, depending on demand and support.

Clubs can be started with friends or classmates and are affiliated with organizations such as schools, community and faith-based organizations and HandsOn Action Centers.

Exclusive Resources

Membership gains you access to...

  • Great project ideas and background information on issues!
  • Helpful tips on getting started and going strong in our Club Handbook and Toolkit
  • A monthly e-newsletter with exclusive information and content
  • Educational resources such as author interviews, book recommendations and compassion education stories
  • Eligibility to apply for mini-grants
  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with other generationOn Kids Care Clubs and generationOn Service Clubs
  • The ability to track your club's service activity over time and to share your success stories online
  • Eligibility for recognition and awards, such as Club of the Month
  • Access to local volunteer opportunities through our HandsOn Network
  • Access to generationOn technical assistance and support

Membership gains you access to...

  • LOTS of great project ideas and background information on issues!
  • Helpful tips on getting started and going strong in our Club Handbook and Toolkit
  • A monthly e-newsletter with exclusive information and content
  • Eligibility to apply for mini-grants and prizes through generationOn Clubs Contests
  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with other generationOn Clubs and generationOn Kids Care Clubs
  • The ability to track your club's service activity over time and to share your success stories online
  • Eligibility for recognition and awards, such as Club of the Month
  • Access to local volunteer opportunities through our HandsOn Network
  • Highlighted projects for special moments of service and emergency alerts when disasters strike
  • Access to generationOn technical assistance and support

- See more at: http://www.generationon.org/service-clubs/join/about#sthash.Wc1NJa4P.dpuf

Meetings

  • Clubs meet on a regular basis.
  • Meetings are led by adult facilitator(s) and can include guest speakers, site visits, projects, planning or activities.
  • Clubs use generationOn resources to research community issues and needs and to plan and carry out projects.
  • Clubs can use the HandsOn Network to find local volunteer opportunities.
  • Clubs can collaborate with other local generationOn Clubs to plan and carry out projects in the community.

Service Projects

Club members implement meaningful hands-on service projects in their local or global communities related to the issues that they have selected.

Members are encouraged to use reflection, demonstration and evaluation activities after the completion of projects. Clubs track their service electronically on their Club Profile page and report on their completed projects using multiple media such as photos, video, audio, text and graphics.

Clubs must submit an annual survey to generationOn in order to maintain their membership status. 

Learn how to register here!