We recognize the 800+ partners--schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national service programs, government agencies, faith communities, and other individuals--that come together to activate young people to improve their communities on Global Youth Service Day and every day.
National and Global Partners
National Partners are national organizations based in the United States, often with state or local chapters or affiliates, who promote GYSD, mobilize their members or chapters to participate, or support the work of GYSD through collaborative programming with YSA.
Global Partners are international organizations, including U.S. based organizations, often with offices or affiliates around the world. Global Partners promote GYSD through their networks, encourage participation in GYSD by their members or affiliates, and contribute their experience and connections to increase the scale and impact of GYSD.
Global Youth Service Day Lead Partners
Regional Partners are regional offices of international organizations, regional organizations or networks, or national organizations that work with organizational partners in their region of the world. Regional Partners promote and coordinate GYSD in their region, mobilizing partner organizations and Country Partners to engage at least 10,000 youth volunteers, engaging media and government officials, and coordinate project registration and reporting.
Country Partners serve as the lead convener and organizer of Global Youth Service Day in their country. Working with the Regional Partner for their region, Country Partners promote GYSD, engage partners and local project organizers, mobilize youth volunteers, engage lead high profile events, and engage local media and government officials.
GYSD Lead Agencies, supported with planning grants funded by State Farm, are United States-based state or local organizations that convene all GYSD partners in their city or state, coordinate projects that engage at least 600 youth volunteers, and engage local media and elected officials.
Sodexo Foundation Lead Organizers, supported with planning grants funded by Sodexo Foundation, work with partner organizations to engage at least 600 youth volunteers in learning about and addressing the issue of childhood hunger in their communities, beginning during Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 10-17, 2012) and continuing through GYSD..
MLK Day Lead Organizers, supported with planning grants funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, engage at least 3,000 youth and adult volunteers on MLK Day and encourage volunteers to continue to serve. Many MLK Day Lead Organizers will also organize GYSD activities.
Local Organizers are local NGOs, schools and universities, youth programs, government agencies, faith communities, families, and individuals around the world who plan, register, and implement a GYSD project.