The Global Youth Service Network, convened by YSA, is a coalition of local, state, national, and global organizations committed to engaging children and youth to solve problems and lead communities through volunteering, community service, service-learning, national service, and civic engagement. Members span a variety of sectors and issue-areas, but all share a commitment to improving their communities by activating and involving young people in service.
National Partners are national organizations based in the United States, often with state or local chapters or affiliates, who promote Global Youth Service Day (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.
Meet our Global Youth Service Day Lead Partners
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.
GYSD Community Partners are local, regional, or state-wide NGOs, schools and universities, youth programs, government agencies, and faith communities, that serve as official organizers of Global Youth Service Day around the world. These organizations mobilize youth to lead community service projects and celebration events on GYSD, promote GYSD, engage partners and local project organizers, and engage local media.