Parents' Guide to

Youth Service America

By Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Safe, thorough resource helps kids make a difference.

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YSA is all about getting kids excited about service to others, and the website is a great resource to get the ball rolling -- and keep it going. Through its national campaigns like Global Youth Service Day and tools like Project Plan-It, the site makes volunteering easy for any age. This international, non-profit resource center represents more than 200 organizations whose focus is to improve life in their communities. Taking on big global issues such as poverty, hunger, and literacy, the site provides information and tools to get projects moving and make them successful. It also incorporates an advocacy campaign called Global Youth Service Day

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