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
GYSD Country Partners serve as official organizers of Global Youth Service Day in their country. These organizations have the ability to mobilize at least 100 youth in youth-led community service projects and celebration events on GYSD, promote GYSD, engage partners and local project organizers, and engage local media.
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.
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.