Tharon Trujillo on KCRA Sacramento's Anti-Bullying Special

Tharon Trujillo was featured in KCRA's 3 hour Anti-Bullying Special for his anti-bullying projects. Moved by a friend's suicide and his own experience with bullying, he implemented a 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance project to collect 90 anti-bullying pledges in 11 days. He received  12,000 pledges from 14 schools. Tharon also runs an after-school program and is forming partnerships to take his project even further.

"Phlebotomist Pamela Lee, right, monitors Notre Dame Academy junior Calla Gilson's donation of blood Monday at the Red Cross center in Toledo. Students from Notre Dame and St. Ursula Academy are 'battling it out' to see which school would donate the most pints of blood. The challenge continues through Sept. 20 in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Tharon Trujillo on Sac&Co

Tharon Trujillo, a member of generationOn's Youth Advisory Council and Rochelle Zuniga of Reach Coallition Friday Night Life stop by the Sac&Co studio to talk about their involvement with generationOn and how kids can make their mark on their communities.



Tharon talks about:

GenerationOn is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Service in Schools, a school-based program in partnership with NYC Service, and national service-learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye to provide a unique professional development experience for NYC educators at no cost to the teachers themselves: the NYC Service-Learning Institute.

GenerationOn is featured on the HUB in the new miniseries CLUE, based on the world's most famous crime-solving game. Follow six very different young sleuths as they embark on a mysterious adventure they could never have imagined.

Imagine sitting in your school cafeteria and hearing the President of the United States mention you by name. On September 28th, that became reality for one St. Louis teen.

Studies show that three to six pm is the most dangerous time for youth. It is during these hours children become most likely to commit crime (juvenile crime triples during these hours), be the victims of crime, and participate in risky behaviors, including drug & alcohol abuse and sexual activity.

On Sunday, September 11, Hasbro, generationOn's founding partner, hosted a special family day of service for employees at its office in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The projects, which included decorating patriotic cupcakes, creating placemats and bookmarks, writing thank you notes and assembling play kits, supported homeless veterans, the Wounded Warriors Project, troops overseas, and tragedy assistance programs for families.

The following post was submitted by Laney Rupp, Project Lead Coordinator for The Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County. The Volunteer Centers for Santa Cruz County is a recipient of a generationOn 911 National Day of Service & Remembrance Mini-Grant.

Today's guest post is written by Clay Hurdle of Lake Park, Georgia. Clay is a member of generationOn's Youth Advisory Council and a recipient of generationOn's 911 National Day of Service & Remembrance Mini-Grant.

From aiding Haiti earthquake survivors to feeding the hungry in local communities to educating peers about environmental issues, young people across the country are helping to shape their communities -- and the world --through service.