In her new book, Tomorrow's Change Makers, Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell reveals eight core abilities that young people gain from volunteering and service. We interviewed the author to find out more about her research and why she believes service is at the heart of positive youth development


The world is facing a crisis with 775 million people in the world struggling to reach basic literacy. We are arming the next generation with this essential skill through an army of passionate youth!

1 in 5 people across the globe struggle without any literacy skills, and many more have only a basic level of reading and writing. At a time when technology has endowed us with so much easily accessible information, how are we falling behind in literacy?

generationOn celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with 21 dynamic teen leaders at a Youth Summit sponsored by Disney on January 18th, 2016. While participating teens hailed from all five boroughs, all were members of generationOn Service Clubs at their respective schools.

We're already one month into the New Year! Where does the time go?

Start the New Year off right by planning your spring and summer service projects! generationOn has lots to offer in 2016, below are some of the highlights. Happy planning!

Make Your Mark on Hunger Grants, CLOSED!

Grants are now closed, but make sure to join us to Make Your Mark on Hunger this coming March and April. 


January is the month for activism and change. People are struggling to keep New Year's Resolutions and mindfully reflect on how they can help the world become a better place. That's why it's the perfect month to take action on Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of equality.

Family Volunteer Day

We're still calculating the total impact of Family Volunteer Day (you can just hear the do-gooder calculator clacking away). 

But to hold you over, we're going to tell you how 13 families spent their day.

No More Hurting People

The world is hurting. From the Paris attacks to the most recent incident in San Bernardino, CA. It's so easy to forget that there are people all over the world fighting back with kindness; there are people fighting back with #NoMoreHurtingPeople.


December is finally here! That means that we can now indulge in lots of sweet treats, hot beverages, and take part in our holiday season traditions. It also means traveling to see our loved ones, or receiving them in our homes to create unforgettable memories.

Max Page Joy Maker

Here come the holidays, and the glittering, vibrant cheer they bring. But the holidays are not just about families feeling joyful and exchanging gifts. They're about sharing and caring for others, who are less fortunate, too. Because while many lucky children and their relatives think of the holidays as a warm, happy time, countless others all around are instead struggling to cope with illness, hospitalization, loneliness, poverty, homelessness, hunger or other serious difficulties.

Son and Father

As parents, teachers and caring adults try to calm the fears of children and bring them comfort after the recent events in Paris and around the world, a particularly moving video of a dad explaining the attacks in Paris to his young son has flooded the Internet. 

Peace Posters

Over 49,000 kids and teens across the country are making peace and spreading kindness in creative ways. 

Kelli from New York created The World Peace Mural, a public art project that has inspired more than 400 youth to contribute art, photographs and poetry to a stunning display of unity across continents and languages.

generationOn is proud to partner with Making Caring Common as part of our Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign.

Martin Richard

Article originally posted on TIME magazine's website. 

Bill and Denise Richard are the parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old who was tragically killed when the second of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.