Each year, generationOn runs campaigns and special days of service to engage young people in their communities. You can participate in just one or do them all!
All campaigns and days of service feature service project ideas and opportunities to apply for grants to support your work.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On Monday January 18th, generationOn celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, a Baptist minister and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King worked to support equality and ensure that people are not treated differently because of factors like the color of their skin. As we remember and thank Dr. King for the contributions he made, we continue his vision of equal rights for all by empowering youth to make their mark on this national day of service.
Family Volunteer Day
Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together; supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world.
Read more about this past year's FVD and plan for next year's initiative: http://generationon.org/fvd
Joy Maker Challenge
The Joy Maker Challenge connects students in grades K-12 to meaningful, hands-on service projects during the holiday season. Brought to you by generationOn with generous support from Hasbro, the month-long challenge doubles the impact of kids and teens engaged in service by donating a Hasbro toy or game to Toys for Tots for each act of service completed.
See this past year's recap and plan for your next holiday service initiative by visiting the Joy Maker Challenge website.
Martin Richards Bridge Builder Grants
This fall, generationOn and Hasbro, Inc. teamed up with the Martin Richard Foundation to call kids and teens ages 5-18 to spread peace and kindness through volunteer service. generationOn provided participants with project ideas, lesson plans, fact sheets and more.
Click here to find out more information, and to find recommended readings, lesson plans, and service projects to spread peace and kindness in your school.
Make Your Mark
Each spring, generationOn challenges youth to make their mark on the world! The theme changes each year to focus on a particular need during March and April, with service projects and lesson plans to engage kids and teens in their local community.
The 2016 theme will focus on issues regarding hunger, and you can find out more information here : http://hunger.generationon.org/