Portland students to Maine peers: Plan a service project

Lincoln Middle School students challenge Maine youth to create community change on Global Youth Service Day, April 20-22

PORTLAND — Lincoln Middle School students, leaders in service projects that have greatly benefited their campus and neighborhood, are celebrating Global Youth Service Day 2012 (April 20-22), joining millions of other young people around the world who are creating community change as part of Global Youth Service Day, the world’s largest and longest-running service event.

In addition to hosting this year’s Student Summit on Service-Learning in collaboration with KIDS Consortium — a culminating event that will be held on May 24 at the University of Southern Maine-Gorham campus — Lincoln Middle School students are issuing a challenge to other youth across Maine to plan their own service projects for Global Youth Service Day weekend, April 20-22.

The Lincoln Middle students are hoping at least 600 Maine youth will accept the challenge to carry out a service project on Global Youth Service Day weekend. Students may plan their service projects around any local issue, or choose to address hunger, the environment, health and safety, education, disaster in their communities, or even global service and human rights. Civic and 2012 election engagement projects also count.

Students and classrooms may register their service project at http://tinyurl.com/GYSDChallenge.

Now in its 24th year, Global Youth Service Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries, and recognizes the positive impact that young people have on their communities 365 days a year. Organized by Youth Service America, a leader in the international youth service movement, Global Youth Service Day offers youth, ages 5 to 25, the resources and support to plan meaningful projects that improve their communities.

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  1. Presque Isle Middle School students have already registered their planned projects for Global Youth Service Day! There are even youth groups in Portland and Connecticut that plan to take the challenge. I hope this motivates other Maine youth to step up and register their events to show the world the changes they can make.

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