Global Youth Service Day


Save the Date: GYSD 2016 is April 15-17

Let's do it all again a year from now! Next year's Global Youth Service Day will be April 15-17.

About GYSD

Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service.  GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.

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YSA works closely with each of our partners to tailor programs that match their charitable interests and core business needs. We gratefully recognize our sponsors for partnering with us engage young people during Global Youth Service Day

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Global Youth Service Day is organized by the team at YSA (Youth Service America), in coordination with hundreds of local partners nationally and internationally. Need to contact us? Email at or call our offices at 202-296-2992.

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The Story of GYSD 2014

On April 11-13, 2014, kids, teens, and adult champions came together to serve and to celebrate the power of young people to change the world. This is Global Youth Service Day, and though it takes place just one weekend each April, it represents the incredible work kids are doing 365 days a year.

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History of GYSD

In 2015, we celebrate the 27th Annual Global Youth Service Day. It started as "A Day in the Life of Youth Service" in 1988, became National Youth Service Day in 1990, and expanded to be Global Youth Service Day in 2000.

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