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United Way Youth Day

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ISU and United Way to Kick Off Global Youth Service Day

The Indiana State University Center for Public Service and Community Engagement in collaboration with the United Way of Wabash Valley is kicking off the 20th Annual Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m.

Eleven Wabash Valley agencies have designated their site as in need of improvement. The sites have requested that volunteers help with graffiti removal, planting flowers; painting and general clean up to the area.

Some of the agencies requesting volunteers help are:

* Ryves

* Lighthouse Mission

* Wabash Valley Family Sports Center

* Lifeline

According to Peter Miller, a graduate assistant with ISU CPSCE, the event hopes to bring in around 125 volunteers. "Our goal in this event is to actively engage young people within their community and to make volunteerism a habit that these student's will carry with them throughout their life."

According to the GYSD website, www.gysd.net, GYSD is the largest annual celebration of young volunteers. GYSD offers a way for local, national, and international organizations to build the capacity of an international network of organizations that promotes youth participation, service and learning, educate the public, media and policy makers about the year-round contributions of young people as community leaders around the world, mobilize youth and adults to meet the needs of their communities through volunteering and learn and share effective practices in youth service, youth voice and civic engagement in the world today.

If you are interested in volunteering for the 20th Annual Global Youth Service Day, please contact Donna Isbell with ISU at 812-237-2334 or Jessica Wonzy, Special Events Coordinator with the United Way, at 812-235-6287 or by e-mail at jessica.wonzy@unitedway.org.

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