This is a guest post by Make Your Mark on Hunger grant recipient, Ethan Thomas

T-BIRD generationOn is a service club located in El Paso, Texas at Coronado High School. Our club has approximately 30 members and counting. All of our members are committed to making an impact on the world through volunteer service in the El Paso community. 

Some of our biggest projects have been:

This is a guest post by Make Your Mark on Hunger grant recipient, Aulona Graham-Simms 

This is a guest post by Make Your Mark on Hunger grant recipient, Sophie Bernstein.

I have always wanted to plant a vegetable garden. However, my parents were not as eager to allow me to dive in the dirt to plant a garden, at first

They assumed that a garden would be too much work to start up and that the upkeep and maintenance would be challenging. It is always fun to prove your parents wrong.

This is a guest post by Make Your Mark on Hunger grant recipient, Will Lourcey. 

A grumbling stomach. Headache. Hard time paying attention and focusing. Low energy and motivation. Poor academic performance.

This is hunger. Hunger is here, and it is hurting children.

Did you know that 16 million kids in America aren't getting the food they need? That means that 1 in 5 kids in America is at risk for child hunger. If they all stood next to each other, they would fill 281 football fields! Here's how you can help.

This Service Spotlight shines on 2014 NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) Youth Tour alum Caylin Tibbetts of San Simon, AZ representing the Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Co-op. Caylin, a $500 generationOn service project grantee, initiated a literacy program in her school with the goal of increasing test scores and creating excitement around reading.

This is a guest post by 2014 Hasbro Community Action Hero and generationOn Celebrity Youth Ambassador, Gabe Eggerling. 

Did you know that nearly two-thirds of low-income families don't own any books?  In some of the poorest regions of the United States, there's only one book for every 300 kids. When there are few children's books to read at home and when school supplies become an expense that families just can't afford, children begin their education at a severe disadvantage.